Gainsborough Business Awards supports charity

Organisers of the Gainsborough Business Awards have announced that a charity is set to benefit from funds raised at its event in September.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 30th July 2013, 8:29 am
Roy Walker will be the main speaker at the Gainsborough Business Awards
Roy Walker will be the main speaker at the Gainsborough Business Awards

When You Wish Upon A Star grants the wishes of children suffering from life-threatening illnesses and is totally reliant on donations.

The fourth annual awards on 12th September will feature TV funnyman Roy Walker as the main speaker.

Organisers, including Langleys Solicitors LLP and Ideafuel Creative, were unanimous in choosing the charity that has helped children swim with dolphins, visit Santa at Lapland and meet pop stars and footballers.

Shaun Cole from Ideafuel Creative, one of the sponsors, said the awards are gaining momentum and he has high hopes the charity can benefit as a result.

“When You Wish Upon A Star is a fantastic charity that does some incredible work and we’re delighted that the Gainsborough Business Awards can support it,” he said.

Danielle Lister from Langleys Solicitors LLP added: “We are expecting the awards to be the busiest yet and are hoping to raise as much as possible for When You Wish Upon A Star.”

In previous years organisers have donated any profits from the awards to charity, but for the first time there will be a raffle with prizes donated by local businesses such as Ping golf equipment and signed goodies from Gainsborough Trinity.

Other businesses that have donated raffle prizes include Langleys Solicitors LLP, Browns Department Store, Bella Foire, Kevin Turton Photography, Trinity Arts Centre and Hairange Hair Salon.

Joanne Heywood from When You Wish Upon A Star added: “We can’t thank the organisers enough for the opportunity to raise awareness of what the charity does and encourage as many people as possible to help make the dreams of local children come true.”