On Thursday 19 July 2018, Rowcroft Hospice hosted a unique Summer Networking Event within the hospice grounds in Torquay. The casual evening brought together South Devon business leaders over presentations, gin tasting and delicious melted raclette cheese.
The event took place under a marquee beside the stunning wild flowers of the Meadow of Memories. Fashion retailer Sally Allen, said “The grounds looked simply stunning, such a beautiful summers evening with a really exciting guest list. The presentations were very fun and engaging, it was really interesting to hear about the history of Rowcroft.”
A number of the guests in attendance were already generous supporters of the hospice. Rob Elford, organiser of the Rainbow Ball commented. “We chose Rowcroft as our charity of choice in addition to the Elton John AIDS Foundation as we felt it was important to incorporate a local aspect into the Rainbow Ball. So many people in the community have a connection with Rowcroft, or may need Rowcoft in the future.”
Community and Corporate Fundraising Manager, Rosey Oakes said “We are so thrilled to see so many of our key supporters together in the same room. A shared desire to support people in the local community has brought everyone together this evening. ”
Guest speaker, Laurence Traverso from Distinctly Dartmouth, gave a demonstration on new local gin with an insight into the inspiration behind the original flavours and eye-catching artwork. The tasters appeared to be very popular. Say Cheese provided a delicious snack of melted raclette, and Frobishers kindly donated some of their mouth-watering fruit juices.