January 30, 2013

De Vere raises an incredible amount of money celebrating Burns Night

Charity BucketDe Vere Venues Wokefield Park, celebrated Burns Night  by holding a black tie charity dinner raising an incredible £80,650 for us.

The evening included a live auction with lots of great prizes including; a trip to Europe courtesy of British Airways, a supercar for the weekend and a luxury golf trip for four at the De Vere Cameron House Resort. As well as the auction lots, De Vere also held a ‘Mini at midnight’ raffle which offered the winner a brand new Mini Cooper.

Hale and Pace comedy star, Gareth Hale, attended the event on behalf of the BHF.

Having had a procedure to replace a faulty valve, I know how important it is to fundraise and support the BHF

Gareth said: “The BHF is a cause very close to my heart. Having had a procedure to replace a faulty valve myself, I know how important it is to fundraise and support the BHF to ensure they can continue their vital work. I thoroughly enjoyed the event and it was fantastic to see De Vere Venues Wokefield Park raise such a huge amount of money for the nation’s heart charity.”

Andrew Coppel, CBE, Group Chief Executive of the De Vere Group, said: “We are thrilled to have raised funds for our Charity of the Year partner, the BHF, and we know that the money will support truly life-saving work. We would like to say a huge thank you to our guests who contributed largely to the money that was raised for the BHF. The team at De Vere Venues Wokefield Park put everything behind our annual Burns Night charity event and it evidently paid off, as it was definitely the best yet!”

The De Vere Group employees are working together to raise vital funds and to generate awareness of heart disease and how to prevent it. Employees and customers across the UK have so far raised £100,000 for the BHF.