Another fabulous day returning to the Crathorne Hall Hotel in Yarm was enjoyed by approximately 95 guests. Thanks to the hotel we were all able to enjoy the full day’s programme from Ascot via a large screen, commencing with the Royal Parade of course.
Lucy Hope of Artichoke (Grange Road, Darlington) again supported us with her beautifully arranged flowers in what has become our traditional trade mark at this event – tea cups and saucers. These were given as gifts to one lucky person on each table.
Catherine Hart, milliner, provided the most gorgeous hats for many of our guests to try on, and hire if wanted, at just £5 for the occasion, with all proceeds kindly donated by Catherine to We Can Dance.
Angela Stevenson again organised us with betting slips and worked so tirelessly to keep us all enthused and then finally announced to a very excited audience, the winner and runners up of the day’s racing.
The day was full of fun with a spectacular prize draw and a presentation of champagne to the winner of the Prettiest Hat competition.
We must thank everyone for supporting us and we are so pleased to confirm that the final amount of £2,630.58 was raised for the charity.
Mark Thorneycroft very kindly took some spectacular photographs of the group with the Hall as a magnificent background. The winner of the Prettiest Hat competition is pictured in addition with our founder Sue Hewgill Peterson.