Manheim Online helps raise £11,588 for children’s hospice Rainbows
Leicestershire children’s hospice, Rainbows, has received a much-appreciated pot of gold, thanks to the support and generosity of guests at a charity ball, hosted by Manheim Online.
A cheque for £11,588 was presented after the event to Kate Golding, Rainbows’ Corporate Partnership Manager, by Dave Parry and Hannah Vine from Manheim Online.
Manheim Online welcomed 120 invited guests from the UK motor trade to Hothorpe Hall in Theddingworth in Leicestershire for the annual Rainbows fundraising ball. To celebrate the amazing work that Rainbows does, all guests were asked to break with black-tie tradition and wear brightly red ties and dresses in a colour from the rainbow.
The Bruntingthorpe-based company hosted the event, which included a meal – provided free of charge by Hothorpe Hall, along with its venue – live entertainment and a charity auction, during which Manheim smashed its original fundraising target for the event, which had been £8,000.
“We are incredibly proud to have hosted the Red Tie and Rainbow Dresses Charity Ball – it was a fantastic evening,” said Dave Parry, Manheim Remarketing’s Online Director, “We’re also incredibly grateful to Hothorpe Hall for providing its magnificent venue and food free of charge.”
“The team at Rainbows does such an incredible job of helping children with life-limiting conditions and supporting their families. It’s a privilege to support their efforts in this way and we really appreciate the generosity of our 120 guests and wonderful sponsors, including Hothorpe Hall and Leicester car retailer, V12 Sports and Classics.”
Manheim Online, part of the Manheim Group, has been supporting Rainbows children’s hospice for several years. Last year, Manheim Online embarked on the ‘92+92 Challenge’, visiting all 92 Football League team grounds in 92 hours and raising over £6,000. In April, the company hosted Rainbows’ attempt to set a Guinness World Record by creating the largest postcard mosaic, placing 41,000 postcards across Manheim’s Bruntingthorpe auction hall.