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14 Jan 2020 Business Buddies

Ridley & Hall take on Come Dine with Me for Kirkwood

Ridley & Hall Managing Director, Emma Pearmaine, took on the ‘Come Dine with Me’ challenge in 2019 to raise vital funds for their charity partners. The fundraising was a huge success as Emma raised a wonderful £275 for Kirkwood Hospice!

Back in 2019, Emma Pearmaine set herself the challenge of hosting a number of dinner parties, cooking for her friends and colleagues to raise funds for a number of local charities.

Emma raised a wonderful £808 for Ridley & Hall’s partner charities, Kirkwood Hospice, St Gemma’s Hospice and The Welcome Centre.

To boost funds, in addition to the dinner party evenings, Emma hosted a ‘Come Lunch with Me’ for her colleagues at the Ridley & Hall Huddersfield branch and colleagues indulged on a selection of homemade soups, pastries and desserts.


When discussing the year of fundraising, Emma said: “I love to cook for friends and family at weekends, special occasions and holiday times. At Ridley & Hall we set ourselves challenges to support our annual fundraising for our Ridley & Hall Charity Partners.

“I'm not as sporty as my fellow Directors and colleagues and with a view to making best use of my skills Ridley & Hall set me a challenge to host a series of dinner parties over the 12 months of 2019.


“If the dinner, service, ambiance and company were top quality I asked my dinner guests to rate the meal out of 10. I was judged on my performance by my colleagues who are hard taskmasters!

“I also invited guests to make a donation dependent on the success of the meal to support our 2019 Charity Partners.”


Kirkwood Fundraising Manager, Beverley Shaw, was delighted that Emma’s fundraising was a success. Beverley said: “We are delighted Emma chose to use her cooking talents to support Kirkwood.

“What an amazing idea to raise money for Kirkwood in such a wonderful way, creating a fun evening for friends to come together for a good cause.”

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