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Winning raffle tickets!

Thank you to everyone for supporting the Leicester Charity Link raffle.

The draw took place on the 2nd July and all winning ticket holders have now been notified.

Here are the winning ticket numbers:

1891 – Two night stay at Rocco Forte Hotel de Rome

1126 – Relax day for two at Champneys Spring Health Resort

2398 – Two tickets to British Formula 3 GT

2803 – A table for 10 courtesy of Bristo Live

0946 – £25 food and wine hamper

0837 – £20 voucher for The Almanack

1575 – Six bottles of champagne from the IoD

4620 – Harrods tea gift box

2834 – T.M.Lewin shirt voucher

1823 – Norton T-shirt and baseball cap

Congratulations to all the winners – enjoy!

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Raising Money Has Never Been So Much Fun!

Further to the success of April’s pub quiz, PartyatthePub.co.uk has teamed up with Leicester Charity Link to host another pub quiz (with extra rounds included) at their Leicester City Centre pub – The Reynard on Market Street.

The pub quiz will take place on Thursday 14th June starting at 6.45pm for a 7pm start.

There is also the opportunity for businesses to do a spot of informal networking from 6pm to 7pm.

Tickets cost just £4 per person and proceeds will be donated to Leicester Charity Link.

All pub quizzers will be able to take advantage of 25% off the new food menu on the night.

If you fancy at cocktail then how about ordering a jug of Woo Woo or Mojito and £2 from each jug will be donated to Leicester Charity Link.

Bookings can be made by calling PartyinthePub.co.uk’s central reservations line on 08456 049904 or please email me on susan.mceniff@charity-link.org or call 0116 222 2212.

Thank you for your support.

Very best wishes

Sue

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£280 raised at the first PartyatthePub.co.uk pub quiz

PartyatthePub.co.uk teamed up with Leicester Charity Link to host a pub quiz with a difference at their Leicester City Centre pub – The Reynard on Market Street on Thursday 26th April.

Nine teams battled it out over five rounds. The quiz ended in the climax of the tie breaker  question  ‘what is the length of the Suez Canal in km?’

‘Show Me the Money’ beat fellow colleagues ‘Major Change’ to win the coveted title of ‘April Pub Quiz Champions’.

Teams ‘Four Turners and IT’ and  ‘Ann Frank’s Drum Kit’ took the 3rd and 4th places.

Sue McEniff, Director of Marketing and Fundraising at Leicester Charity Link, “Everyone had a great night, Carl Horton was fantastic as the pub quiz master and £280 was raised to help the most vulnerable in our community. A big thank you to all the teams who competed and we are looking forward to the next quiz.”

For more information about Leicester Charity Link please call 0116 222 2200 or visit www.charity-link.org.

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Raising Money Has Never Been So Much Fun!

PartyatthePub.co.uk has teamed up with Leicester Charity Link to host a pub quiz with a difference at their Leicester City Centre pub – The Reynard on Market Street.

Carl Horton, Midlands Area Sales Manager for PartyatthePub.co.uk said, “I met Susie McEniff, Leicester Charity Link’s Director of Marketing and Fundraising, at a local networking event and we hit it off straight away.  When Susie explained about the work that Leicester Charity Link gets involved with, along with the fact that she’s always on the lookout for great new ways to fundraise I knew we had to get involved.

Whilst a pub quiz isn’t innovative in and of itself, a PartyinthePub.co.uk pub quiz definitely is!”

Whilst Carl wouldn’t be drawn on specific details he added, “As well as hosting the event, providing a compère and working with Susie on the questions, we will also donate £2 from each jug of Woo Woo and Mojito ordered on the night to Leicester Charity Link.  We’ll also be offering pub quizzers 25% off our new menu on the night as well and I’m sure Susie won’t rest until she’s wrangled a prize from us too!”

Added Susie, “The Reynard is a great centrally located venue and they are a fun, warm and very generous team.  I’m really looking forward to running this event with them and to making it a regular monthly quiz.  With ticket prices at just £4 for person our aim is to make this a fun yet competitive evening which helps to spread the Leicester Charity Link name and the vital work we do even further.”

The first ParytinthePub.co.uk and Leicester Charity Link pub quiz will take place on the 26th April and bookings can be made by calling PartyinthePub.co.uk’s central reservations line on 08456 049904.

For more information about Leicester Charity Link please call 0116 222 2200 or visit www.charity-link.org.

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Homeless households up by a fifth, figures show

The BBC have reported that the number of homeless households in England has risen by almost a fifth compared with the same period last year, official figures show.

Some 12,830 families and individuals were newly classed as homeless between 1 October and 31 December 2011.

Charity Shelter said the data was a shocking reminder of “the divide between the housing haves and have nots”.

Please click here for the full BBC article.

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Debenhams Fashion Show raised £500 for Leicester Charity Link

A fabulous night was had by all at Debenhams, Highcross, Leicester on Monday 5th March. Guests were greeted with wine and nibbles and of course a free goodie bag. Then the Debenhams Personal Shopper team showcased the latest spring and summer collections, evening wear and also corrected some of the long held fashion rules – for 2012 blue and green will now be seen!

Once inspired, guests then took advantage of the privilege shopper evening of up to 25% off on any purchases made on the night.

A big thank you to everyone who supported our fashion show, Debenhams and Sam Johnson for the photography.

All proceeds raised were donated to Leicester Charity Link and an amazing £500 was raised.

Thank you for your support

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Charity Fashion Show at Debenhams

Debenhams are hosting a charity fashion show in aid of Leicester Charity Link. The event will take place on Monday 5th March at the store in Highcross.

Guests will enjoy a fabulous show which will include all the latest spring and collections – and special features such as ‘how to dress yourself slim.’ All who attend the event will be able to take advantage of the privilege shopper evening with up to 25% off on purchases made on the night.

Tickets cost just £5 each which includes wine, nibbles and a free goodie bag. To buy tickets for the event call Susan McEniff on 0116 222 2212 or email susan.mceniff@charity-link.org or go to www.charity-link.org/events

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A bellyful of laughs raised a barrelful of cash for charity

An extra special Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival 2012 experience was held at Bistro Live and raised over £1,300 for Leicester Charity Link. Over 100 guests attended the sell out gig to enjoy a night of good company, great food and fantastic comedy.

Gary O’Donnell, compère, entertained the crowd with his tales of Leicester, the unique comedy double act, Brian Damage and his glamorous assistant Krysstal, set the scene with their music and deadpan comedy. The gags just kept coming and coming from comedians Isaac Lee, Ben Ennis and Leanne McKie. Then Anthony King headlined the evening with his unique brand of dry wit, observational comedy and of course songs. A fantastic evening was had by all and the best bit, £1,300 was raised for a worthwhile cause.

Sue McEniff, Director of Marketing & Fundraising at Leicester Charity Link, said “It was a fabulous night; a big thank you to everyone who supported our comedy event, Bistro Live, Sam Johnson for the photography, Anthony King and all the comedians who ensured that the night was a great success. Due to the unique way in which we work we can convert every £10 donated into £50 by accessing money from charitable trusts that are available to help individuals in need. Which means that we can convert the £1,300 raised on the night into £6,500 – all of which will go help many, many, local people and children in desperate need.”