On Friday (17th December) the Wildcat Dolls were asked to help out at the Wooden Spoon Annual Christmas Lunch, and as usual they didn’t fail to impress.
The event at the Queens Hotel Leeds, was attended by no less than 600 supporters of the Charity which is dedicated to helping underprivileged children and young people all over the UK and Ireland to live happier, richer lives.
The girls were in charge of raising as much money as possible, so they switched on their usual charm and got to work as soon as the guests arrived – Welcoming the attendees into the room and selling raffle tickets. The girls even managed to sign up 40 new members to the Charity, which they were later told was a record for any girls they have ever had working on the event. They were then tasked with ensuring the auction ran smoothly, taking payments and keeping track of all bidders.
In total, through the generosity of the guests and the hard work from the Dolls – £33,000 was raised for Wooden Spoon, which Yorkshire Wooden Spoon Committee Founder Member Edward Jennings was extremely pleased with. Speaking after the event he said: “I have organised the girls who collect all the monies for this prestigious event for the past 10 years and the “Wildcat Dolls” out looked, out performed and provided the “Wow” factor that made the new membership receipts and fundraising extra special this year. I know that David Knaggs the Yorkshire Chairman, the Yorkshire committee and all the attendees are still talking about how fantastic your team (Sarah and the Dolls) performed and I will definitely be requesting the Dolls for next years event plus any other future Wooden Spoon fundraising events”
Sarah Robinson added “ The girls were a credit to the club at the event. We have been attending events such as these for a number of years now, and because of how experienced the group is, I love taking the girls to such prestigious events as I am 100% confident in their ability to impress whoever we are working for. We look forward to working with Edward and the Wooden Spoon Charity again.