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Rory was “absolutely delighted and honoured” to support and present the trophies at Sunday’s Hospice at Home ‘It’s A Knockout’ fundraising event in Penrith’s centre, which brought together six teams of local businesspeople who took part in the Christmas-themed tournament to help raise over £3,000 for the Penrith-based charity.
Rory said: “After dancing along to Lady Gaga at last year’s warm-up, I thought I would stay on the sidelines this time and cheer on all the incredible local businesses who braved the cold and the rain to take part in this event, which was great, great fun. A fabulous amount was raised for Hospice at Home, an excellent charity that does an incredible job in providing palliative care across a large portion of the county. Events like this really knit the community closer together, showing that even when times are tough nationally, we can pull together and show that we care very much for charities like Hospice at Home who do such important work in our communities. Many congratulations to all who made this such a success, especially the very hard-working fundraising team at Hospice at Home, who deserve a special mention.”
On behalf of the Trustees of Hospice at Home Carlisle and North Lakeland, fundraiser Julie Allen said: “I would like to thank Rory for supporting the Charity so well at the Santa ‘It’s A Knockout” event. It was so appreciated that he kindly give us his valuable time to support our cause. The day went very well, all a little hectic at some points when you have sixty Santas to co-ordinate, but all the local businesses who took part seemed to have thoroughly enjoyed their day. The switch-on f the Christmas lights is an important community event for Penrith and as a local charity we were pleased to share this occasion. The Charity aims to raise awareness of the work of Hospice at Home which cares for those at the end stages of life in their own homes, and also raise much-needed funds. The Christmas event raised a fantastic amount, and we want to thank everyone who took part.”