Touch of Class

This year is a special year for the Holistic Centre as they are celebrating their 10 year anniversary, having opened their doors on 1st July 2003.

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A TOUCH OF CLASS RAISES OVER £15,000 for them!

 

Steven Bell owner of Chapters Hotel and Restaurant has spoken of his delight at raising a fantastic amount of over £15,000 with the fabulous Touch of Class Ball held at Gisborough Hall on Friday 4th October, this now takes the total raised over the 8 years to over £150,000 – an amazing feat!

 

Steven & Dawn Bell, Hosts for the evening….

A Touch of Class is the annual fundraising dinner that Steven Bell, who owns Chapters Hotel & Restaurant and with his Brother Peter, the house designer wear , host in aid of the Holistic Cancer Care Centre .

 

Steven would like to express his thanks for the support received from Rachel Power, for whom without her help it would not be possible.  Special thanks also go to our sponsors & contributors;    Zyro, Court Homemakers, Better , Graeme Mathieson of Fender Guitars & The Flower Box to name but a few .

 

Paul Henderson from Court Homemakers handing over a cheque for £2500 to start the evening off..

Hosted annually by radio presenter and fellow Patron Judie McCourt, the evening’s celebration included fun and entertainment with performances by The Paul James Band, Val Boyers and Alistair Griffin plus a Casino, Auctions & raffles.

 

A vast array of special prizes were on offer including a Stella McCartney Hand Bag, Fender Guitar and afternoon tea and a tour of the Lords with Lord Michael Bates.  Guest auctioneer, Richard Storry from Lithgow Sons & Partners, got the fundraising into full swing, achieving a fabulous result for the charity.

 

Peter & Juliet Bell, from the house designer wear

Bill & Sue Blakey from Kaefer C&D

Paul & Sarah Carter, from Avenue Events

Steven Bell, Patron of the charity said: “I would like to thank everyone who attended this year’s event and particular thanks goes to the people who are there ever year and all those who kindly donated prizes. It was a fantastic evening and we are thrilled to have raised so much money for the charity.”

 

Using therapies that complement orthodox cancer treatments, The Holistic Cancer Care Centre supports patients through the physical side effects & emotional roller coaster that experiencing a cancer diagnosis brings. 

 

To view and download photos from the night, please visit www.photo-crazy.com with the access code “tin”.

 

For further information regarding A Touch of Class, contact Rachel Power at Chapters Hotel & Restaurant on 01642 711888.

 

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A TOUCH OF CLASS RAISES OVER £20,000!

Steven Bell owner of Chapters Hotel and Restaurant has spoken of his delight at raising another fantastic amount of £20,872 with the fabulous Touch of Class Ball held at Gisborough Hall on Saturday 6th October, this now takes the total raised over the 7 years to £134,372 – an amazing feat!

 

A Touch of Class is the annual fundraising dinner that Steven Bell, who owns Chapters Hotel & Restaurant and with his Brother Peter, the house designer wear , host in aid of the Holistic Cancer Care Centre .

Touch of Class 2012

Steven would like to express his thanks for the support received from Rachel Power, for whom without her help it would not be possible.

 

Touch of Class 2012

Special thanks also go to our sponsors & contributors;    Zyro, Court Homemakers, Better , Graeme Mathieson of Fender Guitars , Whittakers Jewellers, Middlesbrough Football Club & The Flower Box to name but a few .

 

Mr & Mrs Simon Ellison, sponsors of the Altura Casino.

 

Mr & Mrs Paul Henderson, from Court Homemakers, who very kindly donated a Fully Fitted Bedroom worth £5k”

Hosted annually by radio presenter and fellow Patrons Judie McCourt and the delightful actress Elizabeth Carling, the evening’s Proud to Be British themed fun and entertainment included performances by Stephen Bayliss, Val Boyers plus a fund raising Casino, Auctions & raffles.

 

Touch of Class 2012

As the event was themed on being Proud to Be British, an additional donation of £1,000 was also presented to the charity “Help for Heroes”, a fitting charity which was felt to be in line with the evening’s theme.

A vast array of special prizes were on offer including a fully fitted Bedroom worth £5,000 from Court Homemakers, Fender Takamine Guitar, A Song for a Loved one created by Alistair Griffin, MFC mascot experience, A Helicopter Ride for 3 people donated by Neil Whittingham, A Portrait of Your Pet from Andrew Hutchinson, A beautiful ladies silver and diamond Pianegonda bracelet and a stunning Charriol Ladies watch supplied by Whittakers Jewellers.

 

One of the Superb Grand Auction Prizes – Fender Takamine Guitar

Guest auctioneer, Richard Storry from Lithgow Sons & Partners, got the fundraising into full swing, achieving a fabulous result for the charity.

Steven Bell, Patron of the charity said: “I would like to thank everyone who attended this year’s event and particular thanks goes to the people who are there ever year and all those who kindly donated prizes.”

“It was a fantastic evening and we are thrilled to have raised so much money for the charity.”

Using therapies that complement orthodox cancer treatments, The Holistic Cancer Care Centre supports patients through the physical side effects and emotional roller coaster that experiencing a cancer diagnosis brings.

Lynne Gray, Deputy Manager at the Holistic Cancer Care Centre, said: “All the efforts to make A Touch of Class such a success are very much appreciated.  To have raised the £113,500 over the previous six years is a tremendous achievement, but to then again hit a target over £20,000 this year is just unbelievable especially more so in the current economic climate”.

 

To view and download photos from the night, please visit www.photo-crazy.com with the access code “class12”.

 

For further information regarding A Touch of Class, contact Rachel Power at Chapters Hotel & Restaurant on 01642 711888.

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A TOUCH OF CLASS 2011 RAISES £13,500!

Steven Bell owner of Chapters Hotel and Restaurant has spoken of his delight at raising another fantastic amount of £13,500 with the fabulous Touch of Class Ball held at Gisborough Hall on Friday 7th October, this now takes the total raised over the 6 years to £113,500 – an amazing feat!

A Touch of Class is the annual fundraising dinner that Steven Bell, who owns Chapters Hotel & Restaurant and with his Brother Peter, both own the house designer wear , host in aid of the Holistic Cancer Care Centre and this year’s glitzy Hollywood themed event was held on Friday 7th October at the delightful Gisborough Hall Hotel.

Steven would like to express his thanks for the support received from Rachel Power, for whom without her help, it would not be possible.  Special thanks to Our sponsors;     Glamal Engineering, KAEFER Group, Better Brand Agency, Gisborough Hall Hotel, Court Homemakers, Whittakers Jewellers, Middlesbrough Football Club,  & The Flower Box to name but a few.

Hosted annually by radio presenter Judie McCourt, the evening’s Hollywood themed fun and entertainment included performances by The Paul James Band, Jack Mitchell, The Butlers In The Buff & The Tiller Girls, plus a fund raising Casino, Art Sale & raffles.

judie arriving to the ball

Judie introduced the evening with Steven Bell, patron, and then Lynne Gray, manager of the Centre invited guests  to listen to patients from the Holistic Cancer Care centre understanding what the centre actually does for them – these heartfelt messages touched the guests hearts and helped raise the fantastic amount on the evening.

The evening consisted of a popular heads n tails introductory game, Silent Auction, Grand Auction, Raffle Draw, a tombola and due to the vast amount of donated artwork, this year saw the introduction of an Art Sale.

The Butlers in the Buff & The Tiller girls

A vast array of special prizes were on offer including Fender Stratocaster, ringside tickets to Michael Katsidis Fight in November, lunch at Coutts & Co, Living Room performance by Alistair Griffin, MFC mascot experience and a stunning Charriol Watch supplied by Whittakers Jewellers, all which were displayed by the specially requested assistants- the butlers in the buff & the Tiller Girls

Guest auctioneer, Richard Storry from Lithgow Sons & Partners, got the fundraising into full swing, achieving a fabulous result for the charity.

Steven Bell, Patron of the charity said: “I would like to thank everyone who attended this year’s event and particular thanks goes to the people who are there ever year and all those who kindly donated prizes.”

“It was a fantastic evening and we are thrilled to have raised so much money for the charity.”

Using therapies that complement orthodox cancer treatments, The Holistic Cancer Care Centre supports patients through the physical side effects and emotional roller coaster that experiencing a cancer diagnosis brings.

Lynne Gray, Deputy Manager at the Holistic Cancer Care Centre, said: “All the efforts to make A Touch of Class such a success are very much appreciated.  To have raised the £100,000 over the previous five years is a tremendous achievement, but to then again hit a target over £13,500 this year is just unbelievable especially more so in the current economic climate”.

The holistic volunteers enjoying the nigh

To view and download photos from the night, please visit www.photo-crazy.com.

For further information regarding A Touch of Class, contact Rachel Power at Chapters Hotel & Restaurant on 01642 711888.

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A TOUCH OF CLASS 2010  HITS THE £100,000 JACKPOT!

Steven Bell, owner of Chapters Hotel and Restaurant, has spoken of his delight at hitting the £100,000 jackpot since the launch of A Touch of Class 5 years ago.

A Touch of Class is the annual fundraising dinner in aid of the Holistic Cancer Care Centre. The event is hosted and sponsored by Steven Bell, together with brother Peter Bell of the house designer wear. Last year’s sell-out event was held on Friday 8th October at Rockliffe Hall Hotel & Spa.

Steven and Peter would like to express their thanks for the sponsorship and support received from Glamal Engineering, Avenue Events, Better Brand Agency, Rockliffe Hall Hotel, Mercury Wealth Management, Lincoln Group, Court Homemakers, Gary Walsh Photography, Castle Print, The Flower Box, and Wildchilds.

Hosted by radio presenter Judie McCourt, the evening also saw a guest appearance by local actress and fellow patron Elizabeth Carling. The evening’s fun and entertainment included performances by Stephen Bayliss and Doctor Brown & The Groovecats, plus giant scalextric and racing simulators.

Among the special prizes on offer were a Fender Stratocaster signed by Kasabian, a private viewing of the Houses of Parliament, a Living Room performance by Alistair Griffin, an MFC mascot experience and hotel stays at Turnberry and in the Austrian Tyrol. Guest auctioneer, Richard Storry, from Lithgow Sons & Partners, got the fundraising into full swing, achieving a fabulous result for the charity.

A Touch Of Class 2010 Sponsors

The Touch of Class events have been organised by Sarah Carter of Avenue Events, who is keen to support the charity having been diagnosed with a brain tumour 7 years ago.

 Steven Bell, Patron of the charity said: “I would like to thank everyone who attended this year’s event and particular thanks go to the sponsors and all those who kindly donated prizes.”

“It was a fantastic evening and we are thrilled to have raised so much money for the charity.” Using therapies that complement orthodox cancer treatments, The Holistic Cancer Care Centre supports patients through the physical side effects and emotional roller coaster that experiencing a cancer diagnosis brings.

Lynne Gray, Deputy Manager at the Holistic Cancer Care Centre, said: “All the efforts to make A Touch of Class such a success are very much appreciated. To have raised £100,000 over five years is a tremendous achievement, even more so in the current economic climate”.


2009 – Middlesbrough Football Club

Steven Bell, owner of Chapters Hotel and Restaurant, has spoken of his delight after raising in excess of £23,000 at a spectacular Masquerade Ball in aid of the Holistic Cancer Care Centre in Middlesbrough.

 A Touch of Class 2009, the fourth annual dinner on behalf of this local charity, was held on Friday 9th October at Middlesbrough Football Club and was attended by over 200 guests.

A vast array of special prizes were on offer including a Fender Stratocaster signed by Jeff Beck, a Football Mascot experience, a trip to Rome, a cricket bat autographed by all the current Durham County Cricket Club players, tickets to see Manchester Utd vs CSKA Moscow and a chance to be a Racehorse Owner for the Day. Guest auctioneer, Alistair Brownlee, got the fundraising into full swing, achieving a fabulous result for the charity.

The glitzy event was organised by Sarah Carter of Avenue Events and hosted by radio presenter and charity patron Judie McCourt. Glamorous X-Factor contestants Trinity gave a great performance and guests danced the night away with the fabulous Stephen Bayliss. Fundraisers also tried their hand to win an Audi TT and even pushed their luck on the casino tables.

Chapters Hotel & Restaurant kindly sponsored the event, and sponsorship was also received from the house designer wear, Avenue Events, Better Brand Agency, Middlesbrough Football Club, Court Homemakers, Mercury Wealth Management Ltd, Edition of You Photography, The Flower Box, Michael O’Connor Furniture, Teesside Audi, The Print Factory and Boro TV.Cancer patient, Laura Ashurst, touched the hearts of all there by delivering a moving speech which outlined her own experiences and what an important role the Centre has played for her and her family.

Using therapies that complement orthodox cancer treatments, The Holistic Cancer Care Centre supports patients through the physical side effects and emotional roller coaster that experiencing a cancer diagnosis brings.

Steven Bell, Owner of Chapters Hotel and Restaurant, and Patron of the charity said: “I would like to thank everyone who attended Friday’s event and those who very kindly sponsored the event and donated prizes.” “It was a fantastic evening and a substantial amount of money was raised for the Holistic Cancer Care Centre.” Heather Goodwill, Manager at the Holistic Cancer Care Centre, said: “The Holistic Cancer Care Centre is thrilled with the success of A Touch of Class. The event raised a vast amount of money for the charity and we are over the moon with the generosity of everyone who attended and showed their support.”

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Steven for his tireless work with the Holistic Cancer Care Centre. Avenue Events, together with all the many others involved, organised a fabulous event and I hope that everyone who attended thoroughly enjoyed the night.”


2008 – Wynyard Hall

The third year’s event was held at Wynyard Hall, on Friday 3rd October 2008.

The event included a champagne drinks reception, delicious dinner, fabulous music and entertainment and dancing until the early hours. Guests also had the opportunity to bid for wonderful lots in our charity auction.


2007 – Middlesbrough Football Club

The second year saw us move to Middlesbrough Football Club.

Podcast from A Touch of Class 2007, Middlesbrough Football Club.

 


2006 – Crathorne Hall

The first year’s event was held at Crathorne Hall.

The event included a champagne drinks reception, delicious dinner, fabulous music and entertainment and dancing until the early hours. Guests also had the opportunity to bid for wonderful lots in our charity auction.

 
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