Glamourous Ladies Day raises £2,153 for Blood Bikes Cumbria
Well known across the county for holding glamourous events, the four-star Inn on the Lake in Glenridding has just played host to a fabulous Royal Ascot Ladies Race Day (Thursday 22nd June), all in aid of their charity of the year, Blood Bikes Cumbria Community.
74 lovely ladies and 1 charming gentleman attended the event, filling the hotel with fancy hats and glitzy dresses, ready to enjoy a flutter on the horses, with some of the guests travelling from as far as the Cayman Islands, Liverpool and many from Cumbria.
On arrival, guests were greeted with glasses of bubbly and canapés in the Orangery, which were enjoyed whilst fun money donations were made and bets were placed. Ladies then made their way to the AA 2 Rosette Lake View restaurant for a live television transmission of the Royal Ascot Race Day on giant screens provided by Fluid Productions. Local singer Glen Anderson entertained in between races, as a superb 3 course Royal Ascot lunch was enjoyed by all, enhanced with beautiful flower decorations supplied by Evergreens of Keswick.
Rod Wickham, Rider & Liaison Officer for Blood Bikes Cumbria commented, “I would like to thank the Inn on the Lake for hosting such an amazing day. It was great to see so many ladies enjoying themselves and at the same time raising such a huge amount money for Blood Bikes Cumbria.”
The day raised a total of £2,153 for Blood Bikes Cumbria, with £10 from each ticket sale going to the charity, as well as raffle ticket sales and donations for fun money. Gary Wilson, General Manager commented, “This is our fourth consecutive year for hosted the Royal Ascot Ladies Race Day, and each year just gets more and more glamorous. It’s a great day for all, raising money for a well deserving cause.”
Raffles prizes were generously donated by LCR Systems, Evergreens Florist, Caterite, Out of Eden, Ullswater Steamers, Appleby Golf Club, Heaton’s, Jennings Brewery, H&H Reeds Printers, Grapevine, Richard Hayworth Ltd, Gilchrist & Soames UK Ltd, Pioneer Foods, Ribble Farm, Coniston Corporate, Eden Valley Meats, and Farrer’s Tea & Coffee.
This popular event books up fast, so keep an eye out for next year’s date (Thursday 21st June) and book early – 017684 82444