The third annual Kirklees and Calderdale Charity Lunch (KACCL), hosted by local businesses, has created an extra 35 places for this year’s event due to demand for tickets from the local business community.
This year’s KACCL will take place on Thursday 6 December at Cedar Court Hotel in Huddersfield and organisers have upped the venue capacity to 300 seats. Tickets are priced at £50 per person for tables of 10 to 12 people.
The charity Christmas lunch has become a popular event in the local business calendar with two local charities, Orange Box young people’s centre in Halifax, and Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice, based in Huddersfield, set to benefit from money raised on the day.
Organisers are hoping that the fundraising total will surpass last year’s £24,000, with money raised being split equally between the two charities.
The funds from KACCL will support The Orange Box Choir in Association with Square Chapel, Orange Box Rock School music workshops, and ‘Routes’ Youth Music Festival, which provides a platform for young musicians to showcase their talent on an open stage.
Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice will use the funds to help with their continued services which benefit families across West Yorkshire and East Lancashire. The hospice supports families of children across Kirklees, Calderdale and Wakefield who have a life-shortening condition.
The business lunch event, which offers a great networking opportunity for local professionals, will follow the same format as the previous two years, with a prosecco reception, three course lunch and entertainment.
Last year’s event was attended by 265 people in the local business community who enjoyed a special performance from 16-year-old singer Callum Butterworth, Orange Box young people’s choir, and well-loved magician and performer John Danbury.
Steve Crowther, the new chair of the KACCL Committee and managing director at Crowther Accountants, said: “We’re really excited to be bringing back KACCL for the third year and are thrilled to have already sold the majority of tables. We urge anyone interested in attending to secure their tickets as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
“Orange Box and Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice are two really important charities in our local area which play a key part in many local people’s lives. We can’t wait to bring the local business community together again to raise money for the brilliant services these two charities provide.”
The KACCL organising committee represents figures from local businesses across the region, which includes JR Group UK Ltd, Stafflex, Chadwick Lawrence, Faith PR, Eastwood & Partners, Brug Consultancy, Whimsical Events, Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice, Hellomint, Cedar Court Hotels and Crowther Accountants.
For details on how to get involved in this year’s event or to purchase tickets please contact KACCL@crowther.accountants