It’s no Joke – Realis raise over £15,000 for Acorns Children’s Hospice

26th June, 2015 •

Realis Estates has raised over £15,000 for their chosen charity, Acorns Children’s Hospice, thanks to the success of their second annual comedy event at The Glee Club, which took place on 20th May 2015.

The event was attended by over 250 people from the property world who were all asked to donate a minimum of £10 per ticket in return for a meal and a night of comedy all in aid of a great cause.  The event aimed to raise more than the £10,000 raised last year and we are absolutely delighted that we have been able to achieve this.

The raffle – which included some excellent prizes such as a signed Aston Villa football, Glee Club tickets and dinner for two at San Carlo restaurant – proved extremely popular amongst guests, who in total donated over £2,000 on the evening in tickets alone.  A further £3,000 raised at auction, with a signed Fabien Delph framed shirt and a pair of Ed Sheeran VIP Club Wembley tickets being just two of the prizes up for auction.

Duncan Mathieson, Managing Director commented “Acorns is a wonderful charity which offers a network of specialist palliative care and support to children and young people who have a life limiting or life threatening illness, and their families and we are absolutely delighted to have raised over £15,000 for this wonderful cause. Acorns is a charity which is very close to my heart and one which we have supported over a number of years. The money raised will have a profound impact on the work that the hospice is able to achieve and I would like to thank everyone who has supported the event this year, with special thanks to our event sponsors, PDR Construction Ltd, Trident Building Consultancy and 5or6 Limited.

“It was amazing to have such a wonderful attendance and with sponsors already in place for a third event in 2016, we look forward to seeing you all again next year.”