Charity lunch raises £2000 for local hospice

The annual lunch and Christmas Fayre of the Wilmslow Support Group for East Cheshire Hospice took place at the Deanswater Hotel on Thursday, 9th November.

Following lunch, 150 guests were given an insight into Westminster life by guest speaker, the retired politician Sir Nicholas Winterton.

Ned Spencer, who has recently set up the Wilmslow Support Group of East Cheshire Hospice, said "The event was enjoyed by all and raised over £2,000 for East Cheshire Hospice."

He added "The Wilmslow and District Support Group is keen to attract new members from Handforth, Styal, Wilmslow or Alderley Edge. If you would like to get involved, have a bit of fun and raise money for your favourite local charity – please send your contact details to

Photos: Local GP Ruth Stones offering thank you gifts to Sir Nicholas and Lady Ann Winterton.

East Cheshire Hospice


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Oliver Romain
Friday 10th November 2017 at 2:50 pm
Well done East Cheshire Hospice.

Did Sir Nick give an insight into how it’s more difficult to have Parliament pay for your house so your family trust can then rent it back to Parliament? Or how it used to be okay to slap women’s bottoms in the workplace. Or when MPs could travel 1st class to avoid being near the sort of people who travel standard class. Some people belong in the past. East Cheshire Hospice would better of without this dinosaur tarnishing their excellent reputation.
Pete Taylor
Friday 10th November 2017 at 3:27 pm
@Oliver- lest we forget.

It must be true it was in the Daily Torygraph. Shameful.