Mattioli Woods Raise £25,000 for Rainbows

Lord Nigel Lawson joined leading wealth management experts from the Mattioli Woods Group for their annual charity dinner at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham. The evening was attended by a number of businesses and special guests, all there to help raise money for the Loughborough based hospice charity, Rainbows, for children and young people.

Mattioli Woods Raise £25,000 for Rainbows
Organised by specialist brand agency Champions (UK) Plc, the evening was hosted by local snooker legend Willie Thorne, who entertained guests with his excellent compering skills and special brand of wit. The night was complete with a speech from the former Chancellor of the Exchequer Nigel Lawson, one of the country’s most respected and esteemed experts on the country’s finances. He was delighted to share his expertise and gave all in attendance an insight into what he sees as the current economic situation.

A charity auction raised valuable funds for a truly worthwhile cause, with fantastic prizes available on the evening, including a rare personally signed autograph and an image of the 42nd US president Bill Clinton, a week’s stay in a luxury retreat in Tobago, a personally signed King’s Speech poster by Oscar winner Colin Firth, a four-ball and overnight stay at the sensational Stapleford Park and a private fine wine and champagne tasting for ten people from Charles Mitchell Wines. Local businesses have been generous in their support of all the auction prizes, and Lumbers Jewellers of Leicester also sponsored the gifts for the evening.

Money raised at this glamorous evening will support the East Midlands-based Rainbows Hospice, the only hospice in the area dedicated to supporting children and young people with life-threatening and life-limiting illnesses. Each year Rainbows need to raise £4.1m to keep the fourteen-bed hospice operational. This money is donated by generous individuals and businesses from across the East Midlands who have taken Rainbows into their hearts. Charity evenings and donations such as this mean that the charity can continue to provide such important care to the children and their families when they need it most

Mattioli Woods were thrilled to present Rainbows with the cheque for £25,000 and were pleased that their event, organised by Champions (UK) Plc, had helped to raise so much money.