Rockliffe Hall hotel recently held its Anniversary Ball in aid of the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) charity and managed to raise more than £7,000 on the night.
Hosted by ITV Tyne and Tees’ Pam Royle, the event catered for more than 100 Rockliffe Hall members and customers from around the north and marked the hotel’s third anniversary.
An auction of some exclusive prizes included a day with the BBC football commentary team at a Middlesborough FC game; golf with PGA tour professional Graeme Storm and cooking lessons from the director of food and TV chef Kenny Atkinson.
The GNAAS is a charity operating without government funding relying entirely on public donations to support its three aircraft stationed across its two bases at Durham Tees Valley Airport, near Darlington, and at Langwathby, near Penrith in Cumbria.
Managing director of Rockliffe Hall, Nick Holmes, said: “Being able to support such a fantastic charity with so many events is a real privilege for me and the team at Rockliffe Hall. The Anniversary Ball proved a tremendous success – we’ve never raised such a lot of money at one event.
Mandy Drake, head of fundraising at GNAAS, added: “This is another outstanding amount of money raised by Rockliffe Hall. It’s overwhelming to see how generous people can be. Our lifesaving aircraft rely totally on donations so this is such a boost to our coffers.”
Image: (L-R) Debbie Rocket, marketing coordinator at Rockliffe Hall, Pam Royle patron of the Great North Air Ambulance Service, Nick Holmes, MD of Rockliffe Hall and Katie Scott, marketing manager at Rockliffe Hall with the hotel’s mascot.