Hope Against Cancer - Diamond Dinner Held at The Falcon Hotel Uppingham
The Rutland Support Group arranged a splendid Diamond Dinner on Thursday June 14th 2012 for Hope Against Cancer at The Falcon Hotel Uppingham. The event was a fantastic success and raised almost £5000 for the charity. It was an inspired choice of venue, for the guests were able to enjoy the food and surroundings of this newly refurbished hotel and appreciate what it now has to offer.
The evening began with a Pimms reception, at which a quartet of young musicians from Uppingham School entertained the guests. Following an enjoyable dinner, Mr Michael Turnbull, chairman of the charity, gave a short synopsis of Hope’s achievements. The speaker for the evening, Major David Nevile, then entertained the guests with an insight into his fascinating and adventurous life as a Queen’s Messenger.
Thanks to the generosity of Rubinstein Keightley of Uppingham, the evening concluded with a draw for a diamond pendant, which was a well supported raffle prize.
Hope Against Cancer has recently funded a Clinical Trials Unit at Leicester Royal Infirmary, an exciting new development for the charity, and over the last 9 years has also funded 29 research projects at the University hospitals. It is our aim to establish Leicester as an international centre for oncology research for the benefit of Leicestershire and Rutland patients. The charity relies totally on the generosity and goodwill of the people of Leicestershire and Rutland for its funding. The Rutland Support Group of Mary Lloyd, Jenny Smith and Sue Handbury are enormously grateful to all who have supported the charity at this event.