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Bradford charity raises £8,000 at first dinner
3:00pm Saturday 9th March 2013 in News
Reading Matters, the Bradford-based charity, raised about £8,000 at its first fundraising gala dinner at the Midland Hotel.
It was attended by 105 people who paid £45 each and later took part in a fundraising raffle and auction.
The Lord Mayor, Councillor Dale Smith, attending another function in the hotel, dropped in to say hello and pledge £1,000 from his Sprinkle Sunshine charity.
Barclays Bank agreed to give £3,000 to match money raised by the event.
“It was a great success for us and the guest speaker, Ian McMillan, had everyone in hysterics,” said Rachel Kelly, the charity’s chief executive.
Reading Matters can be contacted on (01274) 692219, e-mail email@example.com or go to readingmatters.org.uk.