How they raised £105K for York Minster in a single night

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28 Oct 2016 @ 3.18 pm
| Charity

A spectacularly successful charity dinner raised more than £100K in one night for York Minster.

Altogether the second Beef, Beer and Bubbles event on October 14 raised upwards of £105,000. That beats the £72,000 total achieved at the previous event in 2014.

The money goes to the York Minster Fund for essential repairs and restoration to the fabric of the 800-year-old cathedral.

Neil Sanderson of the York Minster Fund
Neil Sanderson of the York Minster Fund
The dinner, held in the North Transept, was supported by businesses across Yorkshire, especially Dovecote Park (the beef), Timothy Taylor’s, Thwaites Brewery and Heineken (the beer) and Majestic Wines (the bubbles).

William Jackson Food Group (Aunt Bessie’s) provided Yorkshire puddings and roast potatoes and the meal was finished off with coffee and chocolates provided by Bettys of Harrogate.

As well as enjoying some of the best food and drink in the county, the 275 guests were treated to a grace sung by the York Minster Choir and then pitted their wits against each other in a general knowledge quiz.

They also bid for items in a special auction expertly delivered by Richard Waring from Thomlinsons of Wetherby.

Director of the York Minster Fund Neil Sanderson said: “The final total has exceeded all expectations. We are immensely grateful for the generosity of those who attended the dinner.

“I would also like to thank the companies, suppliers and producers for their magnificent contribution to the success of this event.”