The East Yorkshire Ladies Lunch Club will be celebrating their 25th anniversary today, Thursday May 9.
This group, which has a shop in Driffield, formed specifically to raise money and support Sue Ryder – Holme Hall at Holme-on-Spalding Moor will be joined by friends and family to celebrate this fantastic milestone.
Inspired by the aspirations and financial needs of Holme Hall, the local Sue Ryder Care Centre at Holme on Spalding Moor, Juliette Cartwright-Taylor in l988 got together a group of friends for the purpose of raising money at regular monthly lunches held in each other’s houses.
Twenty five years later, with the group with the majority of it’s original members the group continues to raise much needed funds. Over years they have raised an amazing figure of more than £33,000. Mostly this has come from the ladies and their guests at lunches but others over the years, others have also generously given lunches, lent venues and equipment for fundraising events.
Many of the residents of Holme Hall are affected by neurological disorders which profoundly effect them physically and cognitively. All the money raised helps to provide equipment such as specialist hoists, beds, chairs. This equipment makes a real difference to a person’s quality of life and is therefore immensely appreciated.
A large part of the enjoyment of the monthly get-togethers derives from the knowledge that we are supporting so worthwhile, unsung and immediately local, a cause.
Sarah Jane Regional Fundraiser for Sue Ryder said ‘It is wonderful to join with the East Yorkshire Ladies in celebrating 25 years of their incredible support. All of the staff and residents at Holme Hall are very appreciative of the steadfast support this group has given over the years.’
She went on to say ‘2013 also marks the 60th Anniversary since the charity was founded and we hope we can get as many people involved in celebrating this milestone with us and supporting us to enable our work to continue, providing incredible care to people living with incurable illness.’