Event raises £5k for elderly care wards project at Countess of Chester Hospital

Event raises £5k for elderly care wards project at Countess of Chester Hospital

It was a great honour to be invited to the prestigious ladies’ lunch event last week held at Eaton. The popular event was organised to raise funds for the Memory Lane Project, which aims to make major enhancements to the elderly care wards at the city hospital.

The event was sponsored by Jolliffe & Co LLP, Chester MediSpa and Brown Shipley.

We were welcomed with a sweet strawberry Bellini provided by the Botanist in Chester and then tucked into a top two-course meal. Unfortunately, I was driving so had to opt for the mocktail version instead.

We then had a presentation by local fashion designer Matthew O‘Brien who has recently launched his flagship store on Eastgate Street.

It was great to make some new business connections at the event as well as a chance to catch up with some familiars faces.

Hanna Clarke, events and corporate fundraising manager for the Countess Charity, said: “We are fortunate to have such fantastic local businesses supporting Chester’s local hospital Charity.

“The majority of people in Chester will pass through the Countess and to continue to provide more for our patients and staff corporate support and events like today’s Prestigious Ladies’ Lunch raising £5,000 for the Memory Lane Project are vital to allow us to continue to do so.”

The Memory Lane project aims to raise £190,0000 to enhance the environment on wards 50/51 that specialise in care for the elderly.

The event was a huge success and highlighted just how fantastic the the fundraising team at the Countess are! We were pleased to have been able to support these amazing efforts.

* Anyone who would like more information about supporting the project should contact Hanna Clarke on 01244 366397 or hannaclarke@nhs.net

Ian Williams Photography