Red Rose Awards honoured for charity fundraising

Picture caption: Nweeda Khan from Preston Council with Holly Martin from Lancashire Business View

The Red Rose Awards - and all those who attended - have been given a special award by the Cash for Kids charity after raising almost £40,000 since 2016.

Guests of the business awards ceremony, which takes place on one night in March each year at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens, donate around £10,000 per event for the not-for-profit organisation.

Money is raised through generous donations by attendees at the fun-filled black tie event, and is boosted by headline sponsor Barclays which matches every penny collected.

Cash for Kids then uses the money to support children and young people who are suffering from abuse or neglect, who are disabled and have special needs or who need extra care or guidance.

Nikki Thompson of Cash for Kids, said:  “We feel incredibly lucky that the wonderful team at Lancashire Business View chose us as charity partner at the biggest event in the Lancashire business calendar.

“We are as passionate about supporting children and young people in Lancashire as the Red Rose team is about supporting the great Lancashire business community. This partnership has enabled us to raise almost £40,000 and this staggering amount has made an incredible difference to the lives of so many children.

We feel incredibly lucky to be chosen as charity partner at the biggest event in the Lancashire business calendar.

“There really was no question when it came to choosing the Cash for Kids Partnership Award and we thank them from the bottom of our hearts for their ongoing support and hope to continue working with them for many years to come.”

Richard Slater, publisher of Lancashire Business View and founder of the Red Rose Awards, said: “Our day-to-day work revolves around supporting the Lancashire business community and celebrating the achievements of the many brilliant individuals and institutions of the county.

“The Red Rose Awards gives us a fantastic opportunity to make an impact in the wider community and to encourage the business community to support those less fortunate.”

Richard added: “It’s a great honour to receive this award, but it really belongs to the Red Rose Awards audience and Barclays who made generous donations.”