As a locally owned independent hotel, our key focus is close to home supporting and raising the profile of local charities either with our own fundraising events or by helping with a venue for the charity's events from grand balls to simple coffee mornings. In addition, we also donate a vast range of raffle and auction prizes to a large number of local causes, including schools, clubs and charities.
In the past we were a key fundraiser for the Bassetlaw Breastcare Scanner and now support the new appeal of Doncaster & Bassetlaw Hospitals, together with Bassetlaw Hospice, Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice, AgeUK, Aurora Care, Retford Rotary Charity and the local NSPCC to name but a few!
Retford Rotary Club broke previous records and raised over £13,000 for our local Bassetlaw Hospice and Rotary good causes at the Viennese Masquerade Ball - it was 'an evening of opulent decadence' with dinner, cabaret, casino, live band, disco and more!
The Hospice's own Annual Lunch at the hotel keeps beating the record with £1,300 last year. We host a Macmillan Coffee Morning with gift stalls in September and raised a record £610.80 last year.
Sylvie Annibal continues to hold a number of fundraising events with us each year for Warren Wood School for Autism - one of which raised a staggering £5,500!
Sally Richardson is always raising amazing amounts for the local Doncaster & Bassetlaw Hospitals and we regularly host her famous Lunches & Gift Fairs.
'Everyone was Amazed'! The first thing they saw was a huge helter skelter and a traditional carousel of beautiful horses! Celebrity Grandfather to Louis of One Direction, Len Poulston, opened the event to the sounds of Harworth Brass Band and the arrival of a Classic Car Rally. DeBurnays Children's Dance School and Lynx Martial Arts Displays, Tug-of-War and other attractions all added to the fun! Barbecue, afternoon tea and all day bar too!
It was a fun day for all ages to enjoy and support our precious older generation - we raised an incredible £3,610 for AgeUK Rotherham.
We also offer support in the form of sponsorships and for a number of years have been the main team sponsor for Retford Cricket Club and also the annual Osberton Horse Trials.
Our sponsorships include 'Preferred Hotel' for Lindrick Golf Club, we hosted their spectacular 125th Anniversary Ball and sponsored a Tournament at the Club last year which raised an amazing £11,252 for AgeUK Rotherham. We also now sponsor Retford Rugby Club, who have held a number of very successful Sportsmen's Dinners at the hotel.
We're keen to give support to young aspiring stars! We've sponsored the very talented Harry Spavin as Under 17 Junior Water Ski Champion and a member of British, European & World Teams, a young 20-something golfer Luke Jackson at Lindrick Golf Club, who has already achieved some exceptional results in numerous Euro Professional Tournaments ....plus a local children's dance school, so quite a range!
Everyone we meet loves Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Spa, so we have a lot of friends both in the real world and in cyberspace and the social media world!
If you haven't already done so, please make friends and like us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and if you'd like to add us to your website, please contact our Sales & Marketing team, on email@example.com
Thank you for hosting such a great evening - it raised an enormous £23,059 for our funds!
Due to the current national lockdown our Hotel and Spa are both closed until further notice.
The hotel will remain open for those in need of essential travel and will also be offering a delicious takeaway menu and the Spa will be taking bookings from 22nd February 2021.
We hope you all stay safe and well, see you as soon as possible!
Team Ye Olde Bell