Inspire paired up with Bournemouth-based IT consultancy QuoStar to raise over 20,000 thousand pounds for four charities across Hampshire, Dorset and the Isle of Wight at a Christmas lunch held at the Hilton Bournemouth on 2nd December.
This is the third year running that the event has been held, with over 180 guests attending from businesses in the region. This year, the event was in aid of four local charities: Julia’s House, a children’s hospice bringing comfort and care to families across Dorset and Wiltshire; Lewis-Manning Hospice, a voluntary hospice in Poole; MyTIME, a charity providing respite breaks for young carers; and the Wessex Cancer Trust, which provides support for anyone living with or affected by cancer across Hampshire, Dorset, the Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands.
The total raised was a result of ticket sales, a raffle and the generous donations made during the charity auction, where high-ticket prizes such as a signed AFC Bournemouth football shirt and ball, a one-week stay in a luxury Swiss ski chalet, and an Isle of Wight flying experience were donated by charities or local businesses.
QuoStar’s Managing Director, James Stelfox, comments:
“The lunch was a great success, and QuoStar and Inspire would like to thank all the local business people who attended and donated so generously. This is the third year we have run this event, and it’s great to see more people getting involved and higher levels of funds being raised year on year. It’s certainly a very enjoyable way to kick off the festive period, and we were pleased to be able to raise such a large amount in support of four local charities”
Inspire’s Managing Director, Warren Munson, comments:
“It has been great to work with QuoStar once again to jointly host the charity Christmas lunch. To raise such a considerable amount of money through the generosity of local business owners and directors each year is a great achievement and it has been fantastic to be able to support four great charities as a result.