Over 150 members of the Rotary and Inner Wheel Clubs of Carlisle attended a celebratory evening of festive food and drink at our Food Hall at Orton Grange on Tuesday 2nd December. £1576 was raised from the event for Hospice at Home Carlisle and North Lakeland.
Mulled wine and mince pies from Gretna Bakery were offered on arrival whilst Lime House School Choir sang Christmas carols. Guests enjoyed tasters of Cranstons Christmas range as well as samples from local suppliers Traybakes, Eden Brewery, Wild & Fruitful and Gretna Bakery who all attended the event. Orton Grange café and giftshop were open throughout the evening with Claire Scott donating all café proceeds from the event to Hospice at Home.
Managing Director Philip Cranston and Food Hall Manager Peter Potts demonstrated a range of butchery skills throughout the evening, including preparation of game and Christmas Poultry, whilst Cranstons Café Oswald’s Chef Sarah Bell showcased Christmas dishes including a Venison and Plum Chutney sausage roll.
Philip Cranston said “This is the second year we’ve held this event at our Orton Grange Food Hall. We are delighted with the total raised for Hospice at Home and that we can help such a worthwhile cause. The guests enjoyed seeing our skilled butchers prepare Christmas food and tasting our Christmas range. Mulled wine, mince pies and Christmas carols ensured everyone got into the festive spirit.”
Malcolm Metcalfe, President of the Rotary Club of Carlisle said “We are pleased to be working with Cranstons to help the club raise funds for Hospice at Home Carlisle and North Lakeland. The evening was a success and enjoyed by all who attended.”
The second phase of Cranstons fund-raising drive, a 50p donation from every Cranstons Luxury Christmas Pudding sold, is now underway. These products are available from any of Cranstons six stores.