Steve was delighted to be asked to host the Willow Burn Hospice Black Tie & Fabulous Ball. 

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Willow Burn are proud to serve the people of Derwentside through a range of holistic services; in-patient care, day services, and family support and bereavement counselling services. Their aim is to control symptoms, provide care comfort and compassion at the end of life, and to embrace and support our patients, and their families and friends, to make the most out of their life.

The ball was held at the the Derwent Manor Boutique Hotel, it was the official launch of the hospice’s new campaign “We Are Willow Burn”. 

They had a range of very kind sponsors. They included;

  • Berry’s Jewellers - who donated a diamond 
  • Crescent Homecare
  • Dere Street Home 
  • NPS Group
  • RMT Accountants & Business Advisors 
  • Swinburne Maddison LLP


Steve entertained during reception drinks, before introducing the evening, and an ice breaker game of heads and tails. 


A delicious dinner, before Steve hosted the diamond raffle draw, followed by the live auction. 


Guests then danced the night away to Soul Street. 


The evening wouldn’t have been possible without the volunteers, and the Willow Burn committee;

- David Barker

- Paul Jackson

- Mark McArdle

- Richard Bennett

A special thank you to Rachel Todd, who as well as being a committee member, did a brilliant job of organising the event. 

The evening was a massive success, raising over £25,000. 

Images courtesy of Barry Pells Photography

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