Kirklees and Calderdale Christmas charity lunch set to smash last year’s fundraising total

Reaching a jaw dropping fundraising total last year, the third annual Kirklees and Calderdale Charity Lunch (KACCL), hosted by local businesses, is looking to smash that target later this year as it announces its chosen charities that support children and young people across the region.

Orange Box, which is a young people’s centre in Halifax, and Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice, based in Huddersfield, will be the beneficiaries of the fantastic fundraising event for the second year in the row.

This year’s KACCL will take place on Thursday 6th December at Cedar Court Hotel in Huddersfield and over 80% of tickets have already been sold.

Organisers are hoping that the fundraising total will surpass last year’s - although raising £27,000 on the day, Peter Kay box tickets that sold for a staggering £4k had to be reimbursed following the announcement of the comedian’s tour cancellation.

Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice supports families of children across Kirklees, Calderdale and Wakefield who have a life-shortening condition. Orange Box supports young people in Halifax by offering a range of facilities such as rehearsal rooms and performance space, alongside counselling and support services. The money raised will be split equally between the two charities.

The business lunch event, which offers a great networking opportunity for local professionals, will follow the same format as the previous two years, with a prosecco reception, three course lunch and entertainment. Tickets are priced at £50 per person for tables of 10 to 12 people.

Last year’s event was attended by 265 people in the local business community who enjoyed a special performance from 16-year-old singer Callum Butterworth, Orange Box young people’s choir, and well-loved magician and performer John Danbury.

The KACCL organising committee represents figures from local businesses across the region, which includes JR Group UK Ltd, Stafflex, Chadwick Lawrence, Faith PR, Eastwood & Partners, Brug Consultancy, Whimsical Events, Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice, Hellomint, Cedar Court Hotels and Crowther Accountants.

Steve Crowther, the new chair of the KACCL Committee and managing director at Crowther Accountants, said: “We’re really excited to be bringing back KACCL for the third year and are thrilled to have already sold the majority of tables. We urge anyone interested in attending to secure their tickets as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

“Orange Box and Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice are two really important charities in our local area which play a key part in many local people’s lives. We can’t wait to bring the local business community together again to raise money for the brilliant services these two charities provide.”

For details on how to get involved in this year’s event or to purchase tickets please contact KACCL@crowther.accountants

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