Success for first Christmas in Yorkshire Event hosted by Charity ambassador Hannah Russell
Brooke's Youth ambassador raises over £3,000 for charity
Last week was the first ‘Christmas in Yorkshire’ event hosted at the Garden room Tennants, an event I had thought about hosting for a couple of years but don’t decided this year to go ahead with it to raise funds for Brooke Action for working horses, donkeys and mules. For those of you who read my articles will know I am an ambassador for the charity and have been working with them for a few years now and event got to see their work in action in East Africa in August, which made me feel so passionate about this event.
I really wanted to create something which could go on for many years and raise funds for such a great cause. The event was hosted on Friday 6th December 2019 and certainly got everyone in the Christmas spirits with Leyburn school choir coming along to sing, non-alcoholic punch, a festive afternoon tea and a country fashion show with Frimble from Bedale and Emma Sedman Jewellery which are both local business here in the Yorkshire Dales.
On the day over 100 people attended, tickets had sold out in a matter of days which was brilliant, on the day a total of £3,110 was raised for Brooke Action for working horses, donkeys and mules and everyone had such lovely comments regarding the event. There has already been a date of Friday 4th December 2020 set for next year’s event if anyone would like to add it to the diary.
It was great to see how much people enjoyed the day, I think anytime you organise events there is pressure as you want everyone to enjoy themselves and for everything to run smoothly as possible! On the day there was also an original painting been raffled by Yorkshire Dales artist Sharron Russell (My Mum) the piece was a painting of ‘Little Alf and the Brooke brothers’ and raised £438.00 with 100% of the funds going to the Brooke Charity.
So although Little Alf couldn’t be there on the day there was still some part of him present! Alfie is so dirty at the moment if he was attending he would have needed a bath and somehow I think he would have caused a lot of mischief…