Social Scene – Harrogate Candlelighters committee’s annual Spring Lunch

Daphney Lowe, Lisa Helliwell and Carole Helliwell. (1805171AM2)
Daphney Lowe, Lisa Helliwell and Carole Helliwell. (1805171AM2)

The Harrogate Candlelighters committee hosted its annual Spring Lunch on Thursday, May 17 at Rudding Park Hotel.

It was another successful event with more than 180 guests enjoying a pleasant morning of shopping, socialising and lunching. A total of £4,500 was raised in aid of the Candlelighters charity.

Sue Murtagh. Bridget Cornock, Sue Patterson, Hannah Harrison,  Rebecca Donnelly and Paula Neddle. (1805171AM4)

Sue Murtagh. Bridget Cornock, Sue Patterson, Hannah Harrison, Rebecca Donnelly and Paula Neddle. (1805171AM4)

Local businesses provided lots of shopping with 15 stalls while Daniel footwear in Harrogate kindly donated vouchers to each guest and Rudding provided superb hospitality, for which Candlelighters are very grateful.

Sue Patterson, chairwoman of the committee, said: “This was another fabulous result following on from a record year.

“Harrogate Candlelighters raised a total of over £90,000 last year. This was only made possible by the generosity of new and old supporters giving their time and money.

“A big thank you to the ladies who attended for making a huge difference.”

Rachel Deniz, Jenny Roberts and Rebecca Donelly. (1805171AM7)

Rachel Deniz, Jenny Roberts and Rebecca Donelly. (1805171AM7)

Janet Hoyle, Joanne Barraclough, Karen Vardy and Gill Hayes. (1805171AM)

Janet Hoyle, Joanne Barraclough, Karen Vardy and Gill Hayes. (1805171AM)

Margaret Dawson, Gill Nichols, Susie Venables and Anthea Tait. (1805171AM6)

Margaret Dawson, Gill Nichols, Susie Venables and Anthea Tait. (1805171AM6)

Hannah Lunn, Clare Parkes and Joanne Blythe. (1805171AM5)

Hannah Lunn, Clare Parkes and Joanne Blythe. (1805171AM5)

Marilyn Broad, Sharon Brennan, Joanna Hayes and Mave Briscoe. (1805171AM8)

Marilyn Broad, Sharon Brennan, Joanna Hayes and Mave Briscoe. (1805171AM8)

Claire Kerr, Donna Fenn and Julie Vause. (1805171AM9)

Claire Kerr, Donna Fenn and Julie Vause. (1805171AM9)