It’s time for take-off to Take That for charity auction winners – thanks to Multiflight!
A money can’t buy experience of a VIP helicopter flight, tickets to see Take That at the John Smith Stadium in Huddersfield – exclusively reserved by the band, and a meet and greet from Howard Donald of Take That, was the prize Emma and Paul Hill from Tockwith secured for themselves at this year’s Martin House Hospice Care for Children and Young People’s annual Glitter Ball at Rudding Park Hotel near Harrogate.
Emma and Paul successfully bid for the prize in a live auction at the spectacular event, which raised an amazing £172,280 for the hospice.
Multiflight was delighted to provide the VIP helicopter flight for the special experience and help ensure it was a real night to remember for Emma and Paul. Their guest list tickets to see Take That were not available to purchase anywhere but reserved by the band offering the best two seats in the stadium!
Emma and Paul travelled via Multiflight’s VIP Dauphin charter helicopter with a private chauffeur for the return journey; all part of the fantastic charity auction prize. Their son Josh joined them for the flight.
Emma and Paul were excited to take the flight with Multiflight helicopter pilot Lee Davison, full of praise for Multiflight and looking forward to the night ahead. Flying from Tockwith Airfield to Crosland Moor Airfield with bubbly served prior to take-off, they were taken from the airfield to the stadium in style courtesy of Leeds Audi. Their chauffeured Audi car was waiting on landing.
Emma messaged Multiflight, saying: “Thank you so much – fabulous flight!”
Sara Cracknell, Event Fundraiser at Martin House, said: “The Glitter Ball is a grand occasion, a chance to dress up and enjoy yourselves, but at the same time help raise vital funds to support families near you. It gets better every year, and Emma and Paul and Multiflight are fabulous examples of the support we receive in raising funds and helping us to continue caring for children and young people.
“Thank you so much to Multiflight for organising the flight; I cannot express how grateful we are.”
Other prizes on offer on the night included tickets to see Michael Buble at Leeds First Direct in a private suite, a driving slot at this year’s McLaren drive day and factory tour, and a luxury overnight getaway in London for two, travelling first class.
The Glitter Ball, an annual black tie event, is the social highlight of the Martin House fundraising calendar and sees hundreds of guests gather to enjoy dinner, music and fundraising games – plus this year the chance to win a diamond necklace.
A champagne reception started the evening, followed by a three-course dinner and live music. There was also a balloon raffle as well as the live auction.
Multiflight has a close relationship with Martin House, supporting the hospice and each year helping make it a Christmas to remember for children and their families at the hospice by providing a VIP helicopter to fly Santa in with presents. It’s wonderful to see excited children, parents, family members and hospice staff waiting to greet Santa.
“We are always very happy to help Martin House,” says Linda Nicholls, Multiflight’s Charter Manager.
“It’s a fantastic, deserving charity which we have proudly supported for a number of years.”
The hospice needs to raise over £8 million annually to run the service, providing community care and also care at its purpose-built hospice in Boston Spa, Wetherby, for children and young people across West, East and North Yorkshire. Martin House offers family-led care for children with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions. It is a place where children, young people and their families can stay from time-to-time along their journey and find support, rest and practical help. Every year the hospice supports more than 420 children and young people and their families and also 150 bereaved families.
To find out more about the hospice and the service it provides, or to make a donation, visit www.martinhouse.org.uk
Time for take-off and celebrating a great night ahead: Pictures show Emma and Paul on their way to see Take That in Multiflight’s VIP Dauphin charter helicopter, with Multiflight helicopter pilot Lee Davison and their son Josh, and being met by Leeds Audi for transport to the John Smith Stadium in Huddersfield.
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