6th June 2018
Housebuilder’s charity ball provides Macmillan with £3,000 boost
A black-tie charity ball held by Lincolnshire housebuilder Chestnut Homes has raised more than £3,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
The developer, which is based in Langworth, near Lincoln, hosted the event in the grounds of Jocastas, off Moor Lane in Thorpe-on-the-Hill on May 19th.
Guests enjoyed a royal wedding-inspired evening, complete with three-course meal, live music, charity auction and raffle, all in aid of the national charity.
The money raised by Chestnut Homes could pay for more than 100 hours of Macmillan nursing across Lincolnshire, providing care for patients and families affected by cancer.
Jamie Davenport, Fundraising Manager for Macmillan in North and Coastal Lincolnshire, said: “I’d like to extend a huge thanks to Chestnut Homes for hosting a fantastic evening in aid of our work.
“As a charity, we rely heavily on the generosity of the public and 98 per cent of our available funds are generated from events and fundraising.
“Without events like Chestnut Homes’ spring ball, we couldn’t provide the cancer care or support for hundreds of people throughout Lincolnshire.
“Once again a big thank you to Chestnut Homes and the generous support from the people who could attend.”
David Newton, Managing Director of Chestnut Homes, said: “We’re delighted that our second charity ball proved to be as successful as last year, raising thousands of pounds for a very deserving charity.
“Macmillan provides vital support to the families and patients affected by cancer and, as a Lincolnshire business, we feel it’s important that their hard work for the county is well supported.
“It was a pleasure to be joined by Ruth Willis, Macmillan’s Partnership Manager for Lincolnshire, and we sincerely hoped she enjoyed the evening.
“It was lovely to see so many people at our ball and I’d like to thank our guests for their generous support.”
Chestnut Homes is building homes across Lincolnshire, including the 500-home development The Quadrant in Wyberton, Boston.
- Pictured: Chestnut Homes’ Marketing Managers Chrissy Dodman (left) and Steph Tilley (right) with Ruth Willis (centre), Partnership Manager for Lincolnshire Macmillan Cancer Support