The lunch was a great success, we managed to sell a hundred and twenty covers, despite all the setbacks we received a few months ago, and I could have sold many more tickets.
Just before lunch we had the choir from Cann Bridge School, there wasn't a dry eye in the house.
Head office, very kindly put us in contact with a delightful young man, Ben Cray, who recently received a tailor made wheelchair, which had enabled him to play basketball. This gave us the opportunity to present it to him at our lunch. The timing was really great, because it showed that the Taverners support locally. We managed to get two of the Plymouth Raiders Basketball team to attend, presenting him with a signed basketball and tickets for the match. Jill Brown contacted the Plymouth Herald, and we got the event into the local press last Friday.
Ally Spiers got in touch with Santander Bank, who offered to price match one of the raffles. When Matthew Bishop and his colleagues arrived, they were so impressed with what Taverners are all about, he decided to price match everything that was taken on the day.
The event was held at the Penthouse Restaurant at the Holiday Inn, the staff were incredibly helpful and very efficient. Offering lots of extras, including use of their sound system for free.
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