Date published: 13 November 2015 by Anna Jackson
Hanover Dairies, based in Blaydon, held a glittering ball on Saturday 7 November raising over £32,000 for Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity, which supports local families caring for a child with a life threatening or terminal illness.
The fundraiser saw over 280 guests attend the prestigious event, now in its third year, and enjoyed a gourmet meal and entertainment from Holly Shearer and the group ‘Hip Operation’. The money raised will help the charity support a further 18 families in the region for a whole year.
Among the guests was special guest Natalie Halliwell, one of the families directly supported by Rainbow Trust. Natalie’s son, Dominic, was diagnosed in 2012, with a cancerous tumour on the brain and was given three weeks to live. Dominic responded well to treatment, the tumours shrank and his family continues to be supported by Rainbow Trust’s Durham Care Team.
Trevor Hanover from Hanover Dairies, said:
“We are delighted to have held a spectacular fundraising event for Rainbow Trust. It’s such a great opportunity for people to have some fun while raising awareness for such a worthy cause. The event has been running for three years now and its popularity is growing every year. It is very important to us as a company to support local people wherever possible and we are extremely happy to know that the money raised will directly help the families in the North East with a life threatened or terminally ill child.”
Heather Wood, Chief Executive at Rainbow Trust, says:
“Saturday’s event was a resounding success and everyone was very generous whilst enjoying the entertainment. The vital funds will go a long way towards helping our Durham Care Team continue to support the families in need in the North East and will enable us to reach out to even more people. We are incredibly grateful for the unwavering support of Hanover Dairies and look forward to our ongoing relationship.”
Take a look at this video from the night of Trevor singing ‘I did it my way’ with his granddaughter Lucie.