Members of the East Midlands business community were hot to trot at the Fraser Brown construction and property (CAPs) Ladies’ Day event, which raised over £5,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust.
Held at the Carriage Halls in Plumtree, the event was organised by law firm Fraser Brown Solicitors and global property consultancy Gleeds to raise funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust.
A total of 120 attendees from regional businesses arrived in style in vintage red buses, starting the day with welcome reception drinks followed by a three-course lunch before taking part in an indoor charity horse race game.
Companies kindly took tables and sponsored different aspects of the day such as drinks upon arrival, prizes, table arrangements, horses and races.
Special guests in attendance at the event were John and Jan Brooks, the parents of Sarah Brooks, a young lady who tragically lost her life to cancer at the tender age of 15 back in 2003.
As a charity close to their hearts, Mr and Mrs Brooks have been fundraising for the Teenage Cancer Trust for several years as part as their daughter’s legacy.
On the day, Mr and Mrs Brooks, alongside the charity, ran and provided expert commentary on the table-top horse race game, which attendees all got involved in.
John Brooks said: “With first-hand experience of losing a dear teenager – my daughter, to cancer, we know more than most the incredible and important work that the Teenage Cancer Trust does to help and support young people through difficult times.
“Keeping my daughter Sarah’s memory alive is very important to my wife and I and fundraising events such as the Ladies’ Day help to keep that legacy moving forward.
“I’d like to thank David at Gleeds and John at Fraser Brown for their energy and enthusiasm in orchestrating what was a hugely successful event in terms of the number of guests, the format of the day and the funds raised.
“This money will be used to support other families like us who find themselves in a heart-breaking situation.”
Regional fundraiser for the Teenage Cancer Trust, Joanne Benbow, was also present at the event.
In June, Fraser Brown held a charity golf day at The Nottinghamshire Golf and Country Club in Cotgrave which raised over £4,000 for Autism East Midlands; a charity which provides support to families and individuals affected by autism, and Newlife; a charity that helps disabled children and their families across the UK.