Daisy Appeal and The Manor Rooms combine fun and fundraising

Claire Levy and Carl Richardson in the function suite at The Manor Rooms at Drewton’s.

One of the region’s leading charities has joined forces with a destination for top quality events in a collaboration which will combine fun and fundraising.

The Manor Rooms on The Drewton Estate near South Cave will unveil its partnership with the Daisy Appeal at one of its forthcoming Christmas party nights.

“The Fourth Season”, which takes place on Saturday 3 December, will feature former “Stars in their Eyes” champion Peter Sarsfield with his live tribute to American pop legend Frankie Valli.

The event will launch the partnership by showcasing the work of the Daisy Appeal with banners and collection pots, which have also been placed in the farm shop.

The venue will then involve the charity in its events programme from the start of 2023, raising its profile and much-needed funds from activities including tribute acts, afternoon teas, summer barbecue discos and themed balls.

Carl Richardson, Senior Team Leader at The Manor Rooms, said: “We became aware of the fantastic work which the Daisy Appeal does to support people across the region by raising funds to improve research into cancer, heart disease and dementia.

“We felt we could help by connecting the charity to the people who come here, and we decided to start with our fantastic Frankie Valli tribute by Peter Sarsfield, who won Stars in their Eyes in 2015 and will be delivering a spectacular show featuring some of the greatest hits of a genuine all-time great”.

A few tickets are still available for the event, which includes a sparkling fizz reception and two-course dinner and represents the last chance this year for revellers to enjoy a live music night at The Manor Rooms, with the Michael Buble and Tina Turner tributes both now sold out. To book please visit https://www.themanorrooms.co.uk/

Mike Igoe, who works on developing the Daisy Appeal’s corporate profile, set up the new partnership after he stayed in one of the cottages at The Drewton Estate.

He said: “It’s an outstanding property and I was particularly interested in The Manor Rooms – purpose-built function space with great food and fabulous views which all adds up to a perfect venue.

“The partnership will enable us to work together for the benefit of the charity and the business. We will assist with promoting the events and with raising awareness of the rest of the facilities at the site.

“The team at The Manor Rooms will support our fundraising activities with the events and that in turn will raise the Daisy Appeal’s profile among the people who organise and attend the events and among the staff here.”

Drewton’s has built up a reputation for excellence over many years and in 2019 opened The Manor Rooms as a new-build addition to the award-winning farm shop, tea room and restaurant.

Carl said: “Obviously we were knocked during our first year because of Covid, but we adapted with Zoom and with special wedding packages and we are back on track and thriving now. This year has been our first full wedding season with 55 bookings, and Christmas bookings are well ahead of last year.

“We are drawing up our programme of public ticketed events for 2023 and have agreed to donate a percentage of the ticket profits to the Daisy Appeal, for specific events. People can keep up to date with our events programme through our website and can also book online.”

Claire Levy, Fundraiser for the Daisy Appeal, said: “Drewton’s Farm Shop and The Manor Rooms are renowned for the quality of food, service and events and we are so grateful for their support.

“We look forward to helping them raise the profile of their fantastic facilities and working with them to make their events even more successful and to benefit the Daisy Appeal as we go.”

Since its foundation in 2002 the Daisy Appeal has raised more than £22m. The Daisy Appeal Medical Research Centre opened on the Castle Hill Hospital site in 2008 and was followed, in 2014, by the opening of the Jack Brignall PET-CT Scanning Centre, housing the first in a new type of Siemens scanner in the country.

The latest addition is a Molecular Imaging Research Centre (MIRC) which has been built at a cost of £8.8m and will transform detection techniques for serious medical conditions including cancer, heart disease and dementia.

Once up and running the MIRC will initially be able to produce Fluorine 18 radiotracers, which are currently used in most scans but which are made elsewhere in large scale production units. During the next two to three years the centre will also be able to produce Carbon 11 radiotracers, which have great potential for neurological and cardiological use and will open up other opportunities.

The new building creates the opportunity for the isotopes to be piped directly from the cyclotron to hot cells in the room next door, where the product will be processed, checked and then delivered through a hatch in the wall direct to the Jack Brignall PET-CT Centre for injection into patients, enabling quicker diagnosis, better treatment and improved quality of life for thousands of people every year.

The project has led to the University of Hull becoming a member of the elite UK PET Network, joining Imperial College London, King’s College London and the Universities of Cambridge, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Oxford. He added that work is also attracting interest from organisations including the Medical Research Council and Cancer Research UK.
To find out more about the Daisy Appeal please visit https://daisyappeal.org/

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