Charities, Sponsorships & PartnersAs 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 this year.
Sylvie Annibal continues to hold a number of fundraising events with us each year for Warren Wood School for Autism - one raised a staggering £5,500!
Sally Richardson is always raising amazing amounts for the local Doncaster & Bassetlaw Hospitals and we've just hosted another of her famous Lunches - next is the Christmas one plus the local NSPCC Christmas Fair.
Ye Olde Bell Charity Fun Day for AgeUK'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 Poulson, 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 £3,610.69 for AgeUK Rotherham.
Sports & Sponsorship PartnersWe 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 latest sponsorships include 'Preferred Hotel' for Lindrick Golf Club, we hosted their spectacular 125th Anniversary Ball in May 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 held a very successful Sportsmen's Dinner at the hotel recently.
We're keen to give support to young aspiring stars! We've sponsored the very talented Harry Spavin, Under 17 Junior Water Ski Champion and a member of British, European & World Teams, a 23-year old 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!