April Updates – 2013

april2013-14Incoming men’s captain at Harrogate Golf Club, Ian Glover, dedicated his Drive-In Day to The PPR Foundation and announced the charity would become the club’s cause for the year – a decision subsequently supported by ladies’ captain Wendy Marsh. Paula Bearman and Pam Roberts were invited to attend Ian’s day and had a super afternoon.

Meanwhile, the new men’s captain at Moor Allerton Golf Club in Leeds, Marshall Newman, also invited The PPR Foundation to attend his Edwardian Drive-In Day. Anne Simon and Tom Hall, who were instrumental in the fact that Marshall made The PPR Foundation his charity of the year, represented the charity that day. This was in memory of Marshall’s two dear friends and Stephen Rathbone and Frank Stuart-Brown, who both sadly died as a result of a brain tumour.

The PPR Foundation also hosted its now-traditional day at Ripon Races where, this year, owners Jane and James Hutchinson generously donated a box for 100 people. This was the fifth time the foundation had hosted this event; on the first occasion, there were only 12 guests but, this year, there were 95 – and people have already booked their places for 2014. We are extremely grateful to Jeremy Hopkinson and Peter Lucas who hosted a hilarious game of Heads and Tails and our particular thanks to Jeremy who very generously acted as our MC for the remainder of the day. The event raised well in excess of £7,000.

The PPR Foundation was also invited to host the charity breakfast at the Harrogate Spring Flower Show. It was a wonderful event and so well attended. Following a presentation by show director Martin Fish, a sumptuous breakfast was served to all. Thanks must go to Jane Kitchen from the North of England Horticultural Society and to Councillor Caroline Bayliss for their invaluable help and support and to Harrogate Flower Club, which made the floral table centres, which were auctioned off after the breakfast. Guests were then able to make their way onto the showground where they enjoyed an exclusive preview before gates were opened to the public. The event raised a tremendous £2,742.