David’s ‘do’ for Macmillan

David Dugdale and Flo Gilbert, one of the many friends who attended a charity fund-raising party at his home.
David Dugdale and Flo Gilbert, one of the many friends who attended a charity fund-raising party at his home.
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A LOCAL entrepreneur who lost his long-term partner to cancer has raised more £1,200 for Macmillan Cancer Care through a party at his Ribble Valley home.

In a bid to give something back to Macmillan, David decided to host a charity event at his home near Grindleton, with 23 local businesses rallying to support him by donating prizes for a raffle and five premier prizes for a silent auction.

These included a voucher for dinner, bed and breakfast from The Shireburn Arms, Hurst Green; six months’ gym membership from Oakhill Academy, Whalley; a voucher from Elite Blinds, Blackburn; and a voucher from wedding singer and DJ Richard Cropper. David’s property investment colleague Ian Longhorn, from Calabay Homes Florida, also donated two weeks’ accommodation in a five-bedroom villa in Kissimmee, Florida, worth £2,000.

The fund-raising party and disco, attended by many of David’s friends and business contacts, was held in the “granny annex” and gym at David’s home, as an unusually chilly June evening made it impractical to use the gardens.

David would also like to thank Glo-Sticks for providing the free disco, Country Kitchen of Waddington for the catering and, above all, his guests for helping him raise well over £1,200 for Macmillan.