A curry and quiz night last month at the Reigate Manor Hotel raised nearly £2,000 for local cancer charity campaign George and the Giant Pledge.
George Woodall, from Redhill, has been undergoing intensive treatment since he was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer last year, aged 4. His parents set up George and the Giant Pledge to raise £1 million for the Royal Marsden charity to fund research into childhood cancer.
Reigate Manor have chosen the campaign as their supported charity: the quiz night raised £1,750, on top of £2,300 from a family fun day in the summer at sister hotel Hartsfield Manor, in Betchworth.
Giles Thomas, group general manager of the hotels, said:
“We always like to support a local charity and this just stood out to us as the obvious choice.
The quiz night was a great event with 120 people enjoying a curry and a quiz.
It made it even better to see some of the tables made up of nurses who have looked after George at East Surrey and The Royal Marsden amongst many friends and family of George himself.”
James Woodall, George’s dad who joined in with the evening’s fun, later posted on the campaign’s Facebook page:
“It was lovely to see people fundraising as well as having lots of fun, much like the last event the hotel group put on, it was brilliant!”
Future events being organised by the hotel group include another quiz night at Reigate Manor on 9 February and another family fun day at Hartsfield Manor in July.
Reigate Manor website – with details of February’s quiz night
Hartsfield Manor website – details of the family fun day will appear here
George and the Giant Pledge Facebook page – for updates on George’s story and campaign