Another successful annual luncheon for Lancashire
WOODEN Spoon Lancashire hosted their 21st annual luncheon on Friday 15 November, at the Village Hotel, Blackpool. The event was attended by 400 guests and was very kindly sponsored for the fifth consecutive year by Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management.
Wooden Spoon also benefited substantially on the day. Leonard Dews, David Haythornthwaite and many others, donated a virtue of valuable action items.
The afternoon started with some children and staff from Red Marsh School in Thornton Cleveleys, joining Chairman Martin Long and Honorary President Sir Bill Beaumont on the stage. The children thanked the guests for raising the money to support their new sensory sports pad which was completed this year.
Guest speaker Ian Robertson, the former BBC rugby commentator entertained the guests during the afternoon. Followed by comedian Mick Miller, master of ceremonies Joey Blower and music from Paul Dobie. Sir Bill Beaumont also enlightened the room about his experiences at the Rugby World Cup in Japan.
Another £30,000 was raised during the afternoon, which will go towards funding projects in the local area.