Peterborough charity total tops £40,000

A FUNDRAISING committee has said a big thank you to the hundreds of people who supported its events last year, helping to raise an impressive £40,000 to help local children.
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Jan. 9, 2013 - PRLog -- The final total raised by the NSPCC’s Peterborough Business Support Group in 2012 has surpassed the committee’s expectations, thanks to celebrity support from, among others, Jake Humphrey and Penny Smith.

And it is hoped this year’s programme of star-studded events will prove just as successful.

The Group’s total for the year was boosted in the last two months by cash raised at three of its most popular annual events – a Golf Day, the Music Quiz and finally a Race Night. A further £3,000 was thrown into the pot following a number of fundraising activities at the Holiday Inn West, in Thorpe Wood. All cash raised by the committee is used to fund the NSPCC’s work with children and young adults in the Peterborough region.

Chairman Chris Collier said: “I cannot say a big enough thank you for all the support we’ve received over the last year. These are difficult times for many businesses and people but we continue to sell out our events and then bring in record sums for auction prizes and raffles on the night.

“To raise such a large amount is wonderful. Everyone who has contributed can rest assured all the money we’ve raised will support the charity offering help to vulnerable children in our area. This support is essential as 85 per cent of the charity’s income is raised from private sources to ensure it remains independent from government and local authority influence.”

Tickets are now on sale for the committee’s next event – a Charity Dinner with guest speaker Paul Ross and a guest appearance by London 2012 silver medallist and Strictly Come Dancing winner Louis Smith.

The event is being held at the Holiday Inn West, in Thorpe Wood, Peterborough. Tickets for the black tie dinner are priced at £55 each or £500 for a table of 10. The evening will include a raffle and auction. VIP packages are available giving guests the opportunity to meet and be photographed with the special guests over champagne and canapés.

For more information or to book tickets please contact Carol Bunning on 01733 223031 or email

Note to editors

The Peterborough Business Support Group is a voluntary committee of business people from the Greater Peterborough area dedicated to raising money for the local branch of the NSPCC to help and support vulnerable children.

For further press information please contact Suzanne Ostler at Media Matters on 01733 371363 or email
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