Ladies raise £5,500 for Sheffield hospice

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An annual Ladies’ Day gala has raised £5,500 for a hospice in Sheffield.

More than 550 guests attended the event at Owlerton Greyhound Stadium in aid of St Luke’s Hospice.

The event had a Rio carnival theme for the World Cup.

One guest won a Michelin Star dinner for two at Fischer’s at Baslow Hall in an auction, while the raffle raised more than £1,000.

Guests were also treated to a three-course Brazilian style meal during the evening, sponsored by Mercury Taxis.

John Gilburn, managing director of Owlerton, said: “Our annual Ladies’ Day is always extremely popular and this year was no exception.

“It’s a brilliant opportunity for women across South Yorkshire to don their most glamorous outfits and come together for a fun evening of entertainment.

“It seemed fitting to have a Brazilian carnival theme in celebration of the World Cup and it went down really well with guests, creating a fantastic atmosphere.

“We are proud to support local causes and so are delighted to have raised such a fantastic amount for St Luke’s Hospice, which is a well-loved charity in Sheffield.”

Money raised will help the hospice provide care for people with life-limiting illnesses across Sheffield.

Una Moran, St Luke’s director of fundraising, said: “Ladies’ Day was an enormous success, raising £5,500 for St Luke’s at a time when we are now having to generate £4.9 million annually to maintain our current levels of service for all the people of Sheffield.”