Monday, 1 November 2010

Charity Night for Candlelighters

Local Businesses Happy to Help Charities Despite Spending Cuts!!

Bailey Hunter and Square Twenty One have proved that despite recent spending cuts, local companies are still donating generously to good causes.

Legal recruitment specialists Bailey Hunter and event management firm Square Twenty One teamed up to hold a fundraising evening and race night on Thursday 21 October at the Leeds Marriott Hotel, raising £1,556.02 for Candlelighters - Yorkshire’s pre eminent children’s cancer charity.

With over 50 guests from a range of Yorkshire law firms attending the event, guests were given an opportunity to join in the fun of a night at the races, with the evening compered by Lancashire based race company Fun Racing.

Guests also had a chance to win one of thirty great raffle prizes, ranging from a wine tasting evening to a night’s bed and breakfast and a game of golf for four people which all were donated by local businesses.

The night ended with a highly contested auction for a handcrafted wooden dolls house which was eventually purchased by David Winterburn from Harrison Winterburn Associates, raising a further £100 for Candlelighters.

Claire Cox, Director of Bailey Hunter Ltd said of the event, “We chose Candlelighters as our charity this year as it is a local charity and such a great cause. We were thrilled with how much we were able to raise for them. The evening went extremely well and we had lots of great comments from our guests throughout the night who seemed to thoroughly enjoy it. Thanks to all our clients who supported the event, from attending the event to donating raffle prizes and purchasing raffle tickets/making cash donations. A big thank you also to Square Twenty One and Fun Racing for making the whole event such a great success!”

Jodie Speight, Director of Square Twenty One Ltd, said of the evening, “The team at Square Twenty one is delighted to have been involved with this event and to help support such a worthwhile cause. The night was a real success and we are very grateful for the generosity of our guests and sponsors and the organisations who donated prizes for our raffle and goody bags.”

Sally Amos, Secretary to the Candlelighters Trust said, “This is fantastic news. We are very grateful to Bailey Hunter and Square Twenty One and their guests for choosing our charity. 2010 has been a busy year for us with the launch of our “Big Move Appeal” to raise an extra £500,000 to support the move of the Children’s Teenage Cancer Unit from Jimmy’s to the LGI.”


Bailey Hunter Ltd

Established in 2008, Bailey Hunter Ltd offers highly confidential legal recruitment solutions to the legal profession. It works with law firms of all size and with in-house legal departments handling the full spectrum of legal vacancies on a permanent and contract/locum basis. Claire Cox, the founder, is also a qualified Solicitor and has worked in legal recruitment for almost 10 years.

Square Twenty One Ltd

Square Twenty One Events is a full service event management company based in Leeds. It was set up in February 2009 to manage a range of events including conferences, award ceremonies and charity fundraisers for organisations across the Yorkshire and Humber region.


Established in 1976, Candlelighters is a charity formed and run by parents of children who have or have had cancer, ex-patients and the medical staff who treat them. Based at Leeds General Infirmary, Candlelighters provides essential services and support to children with cancer and their families.