14 June 2011
Sue McDonald (Fundraising Manager: Cumbria) collects the cheque from Andrew
The prestigious Chocoholics Easter Bunny Ball organised by Andrew and Fiona Wilson (Creative Confectionery, Kendal) took place at The Castle Green Hotel in Kendal.
The event, organised to celebrate Macmillan's centenary, was full of exciting happenings for the guests. Arriving to a champagne reception, the guests were entertained by Milnthorpe Steel Band and had their photographs taken by Glynis Bland (Photography).
During a delicious 3 course meal, the 250 guests were serenaded by David Kellett on classical guitar, before dancing the night away to the music of The Fabulous Picasso Bros.
Other activities included a tombola, raffles with fantastic prizes, auction of promises and a casino. There was, of course, lots of chocolate before, during and after the meal. Guest could be forgiven for imagining they were seeing things as they passed a life-size pink cow on their way to the car park.
The event raised £16,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Andrew’s Grandfather started the business in Kendal in 1913. Wilson's began with a shop in Kendal High Street, making traditional Kendal Mint Cake delivering throughout the Lakes by pony and trap. In recent years they have added the Creative Confectionery & Duncan's brands to their range, to offer well-presented, quality products to their customers wherever they are, taking great pride in continuing with the traditional values and high standards that James Wilson established in 1913. You can find out more about Fun Chocs here.
Many thanks to all who made this event such a great success.
The next Chocoholics Easter Bunny Ball will take place on 9 March 2013 at Castle Green Hotel, Kendal.