Recent Pink Events

December 2023 –
Great Yorkshire Christmas Fayre raises £7600

The Fayre started with Pink Events presenting Kathryn, from Cancer Research UK, with a cheque for £5000 to go towards the research into breast cancer.

The following 4 days were a very busy time and we were assisted by a team of volunteer supporters  to whom we owe a vote of thanks. By Sunday lunchtime we had completely sold out of the tickets for the raffle (1st prize a Mulberry Bayswater handbag).  

Following the Fayre we have spent the last few days contacting the winners to arrange the delivery of the prizes.

1st Prize Winner Samantha

We would like to thank everyone who came by the stall and supported us as well as those who generously donated items for the tombola or the raffle. We hope to see you all in Harrogate next year (Thurs 28th Nov to Sunday 1st December)

September 2023 –
Rockin’ Rod Tribute night raises £2420

Rod Stewart Tribute Night

In a first for Pink Events we held a Rod Stewart tribue night with the star turn being performed by Paul Farrow who had the room rocking with all of the fans favourite numbers. The event was held at the Headingley Stadium Events Centre and guests were treated to a sumptuous two course meal before the entertainment started. Fans had travelled from far and wide to come and enjoy this event with some going as far as making a weekend of it and staying in the on site hotel.

The raffle was a success with many of the participants wanting to win the Stewart Tartan slippers. One of our generous supporters had donated a 2 night stay in her Whitby house and there was quite a battle between some of the tables to see who could capture the prize.  The evening was all too soon over but with guests asking about the next time I’m sure it won’t be long before a repeat performance is held, watch social media for announcements.

To view the nights images click here

July 2023 – Wet conditions don’t dampen the spirit at the Garden Party where a milestone was achieved

The weather was slightly against us on Friday when Kimberley opened her garden to host a two-part Garden Party. In the morning guests were supplied with bacon sandwiches and in the afternoon the guests were provided with cakes, buns and scones.
The drizzle eventually turned to steady rain but everyone congregated under the canopies that had been erected and enjoyed the day despite the inclement conditions. As well at the feast of delicious goodies guests were able to have a go at the raffle or the ‘Mystery Bottle Bag’ stall where there were chances to win anything from bottles of shampoo to bottles of wine. Pink Events managed to raise £1,872 which is an amazing result.
Pink Events were also joined by Katherine Leverette from Cancer Research UK who was presented with a donation of £5,133.

Kimberley then announced that with this donation Pink Events had reached a total of £100,000 donated to Cancer Research UK, a significant milestone.

Obviously Pink Events has made other donations to the Breast Care Unit at St. James’s and other entities where help has been needed.
Pink Events would like to thank everyone who has helped and participated in all of our fundraising and made it possible to reach this incredible total.

June 2023 – £51,020 spent on new equipment for St. James’s Breast Care Unit

Pink Events are pleased to announce the delivery of the latest equipment donated to The Breast Care Unit at St James’s Hospital. Following consultation with the team we have been able to provide a Body-Jet Evo, which is used in breast surgery to transfer fat cells from other areas of the patient’s body to create a better end result. The purchase included a range of consumable items to make sure the team had a good start point once the equipment was installed.

On Tuesday 18th July Pink Events visited the Breast Care unit at St. James’s to officially handover the equipment. Kimberley & Maureen were met by the Chief Executive of the Hospital Trust as well as  Consultants and members of staff who will be involved in the use of the equipment.

Professor Phil Wood, Chief Executive at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, discussed with Maureen (centre) & Kimberley (right) the benefits to patients and surgical staff that the equipment would provide.

Mr Brian Hogan, one of the consultants, thanked Pink Events for the continued support of the Breast Care unit and looked forward, with his colleagues, to seeing it in theatre ready to use.

Pink Events and the staff of the Breast Care unit following the formalities.

June 2023 – Sports Superstars

Pink Events would like to thank our supporters who went to great lengths and heights to help raise funds for us this springtime.

Several of our supporters took part in the inaugural Rob Burrow Marathon in north Leeds. A very tough course and all came through with the aid of the thousands of people who lined the route. We would like to say thank you to :

Mitch, Jonny, Josh who have raised £2,765

Callum & Scott who have raised £3,081 Clive who has raised £375
The total for the marathon is now £6,221

One brave supporter took part in a triathlon where running is preceded by a swim and a bike ride. Well done to Thomas who raised £331 for his efforts.
Niamh and Emma took to the hills to climb Snowden, which at 3,560 feet is the highest peak in Wales. Between them they have raised £486.

Rachel took part in the Sir Titus Trot 10k which takes place on the Leeds Liverpool Canal towpath in July.  Despite the less than glorious conditions she managed to raise £715, a fantastic effort.

Finally we have the dynamic duo of Liv and Abby who got down and dirty at the Tough Mudder challenge at Broughton Hall in late July. The plucky pair completed the course and all of the obstacles and came out at the end still smiling. A great effort and one that enabled them to raise £1,130.
The total raised so far by our intrepid sporting heroes is £8,883 and there is still more to come as there are two of our supporters who are planning to run the Yorkshire 3 Peaks on 12th August. This is an incredibly challenging event. Please support Josh Browne and Ethan Young by following the link to donate Run the Yorkshire 3 Peaks.

Spring 2023 – Our supporters go to amazing lengths to help raise funds for Pink Events

Take a look at our sporting hero’s in this short film. (Click the link to view). 2023 Hero’s

We are lucky to have two teams of supporters who are entered into the marathon this year. Both teams are digging deep into their physical reserves to be up to the challenge and hope that you will sponsor one or both of them who are doing so much for Pink Events.

We also have the efforts of Naimh and Emma who are scaling Snowdon to raise funds for Pink Events

Please take a look at their donation pages and help them to achieve and beat the targets they have set.

Leeds Marathon – 14th May 2023  –  Mitch, Jonny & Josh

On May 14th Mitch, Jonny & Josh will be running Leeds Marathon in aid of Pink Events. In 2021 the boys climbed the Yorkshire Three Peaks and raised over £9,000 for Pink Events – a leeds based Breast Cancer charity providing funding to Cancer Research UK and the Breast Care Unit at St.James’ Hospital. It’s a cause close to the boys’ hearts with the charity being run by Mitchell’s family and they want to carry on fundraising through another challenge – the boys’ first marathon! 2019 brought a tough time for the Pink Events family. Mitchell’s Aunt, Kimberley, was diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time, the first being in 2003. Her extremely intense treatment carried on through 2020 however we are glad to say this has been successful and Kimberley is now doing well and in recovery. In May 2021 the family received more devastating news. This time Mitchell’s Mum, Sarah, was diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time after first being diagnosed in 2009. Our plea to you is to support us by donating whatever you can to help us reach our target. Every little helps and we’d love to be able to hit our target on time. Pink Events has always been extremely grateful for the generosity of its patrons and we are sure we can keep the momentum going! We’ll keep you up to date with our training and keep an eye out for updates via the Pink Events facebook page. Thanks for taking the time to read our page and please do keep us in your thoughts on the big day! Mitchell, Jonny, & Josh

Please visit the Givey page and make a donation (click here).

Leeds Marathon – 14th May 2023  –  Callum & Scott

CG Fitness from Leeds are ready to take on this tough challenge this year!!  The guys started marathon training in 2022 as it’s not going to be an easy run, especially to say there are some of them that are not normally runners !! 

They will be running this gruelling course in support of Pink Events, who are immensely grateful. It is probably even more challenging given Callum became a first time dad just before Christmas, so by the time May comes round the sleep depravation will at its peak.

Callum and Scott would like to say, “Thanks again for the support – it means a lot to us to be helping this worthwhile local charity”

To donate and support Team CG Fitness please follow the link (click here)

Niamh & Emma – Climb Snowdon

On 29th April Niamh and Emma will be climbing Snowdon, the highest peak in Wales, in aid of Pink Events. Please support them by visiting their donation page (click here)

December 2022

Harrogate – Great Yorkshire Christmas Fair

We were once again provided with a stall at the Great Yorkshire Christmas Fair and are grateful to the Value for Money Company Ltd for their continued support.

The show ran for 4 days at The Great Yorkshire Showground and we must thank all our volunteers who came along and helped to run our stall. Across the four days we ran a tombola with different themes each day. Bottles, gifts and chocolate were large amongst the prizes and at times the queue to participate was extensive. On the other side of the stall we offered the raffle, where the first prizes included a Mulberry handbag, a hamper of Champagne and a hamper of Whisky. There were many other prizes on offer and we thank all who gave them, especially our fellow stallholders who donated most generously.

The Mulberry handbag was won by Sarah from Otley who was delighted by her good fortune. Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to all the people who took part.

At the end of the four long days we were pleased to announce that the total raised was £6,695. Thank you to everyone who came along and supported us, we look forward to seeing you at next year’s Fair.

Bublé and Bubbles – Afternoon Tea

Pink Events took over the Director’s Suite at Headingley Stadium to present an afternoon tea event with a Michael Bublé tribute to entertain the 100 ladies who attended. This was the first time at this new venue and all our guests highly praised the location and the decoration of the room. The afternoon commenced with the serving of a traditional afternoon tea accompanied by a glass of bubbles just to set the mood ahead of the entertainment. When the singing started the audience were in good voice singing along with the hits and eventually getting Michael Bublé himself to join the Conga Line that formed. During the intermission the raffle was drawn and prizes distributed to the winners of the festive quiz that was available. Michael Bublé then came back out to sing us through to the end of a most enjoyable afternoon. We would like to thank our Michael Bublé, aka Ben Gerrard, who was fantastic and we hope to be able to bring him back for a repeat performance in the future.

The afternoon was a fabulous finish to the fundraising efforts of 2022 and we managed to raise just over £2,000, so a huge thank you to everyone for your support in helping us to achieve this.

October 2022

Back with a bang

After such a long time without being able to run any social gatherings Pink Events came back with a bang as we hosted the now famous Wine Tasting event at St. Chads hall. The night was a sell out and whilst the stalwart supporters were there it was nice to see a crop of new faces who we hope will stick with us at other events.
The night followed the tried and tested format with 6 mystery wines to taste and following a number of descriptions from Steven, our MC for the night, to decipher the type and origin of the wine.
As all the guests arrived they were greeted with a glass of bucks fizz to get the party started and there were a number of stalls to offer products for the early Christmas shoppers.
Soon everyone was enjoying the cheese and biscuits that accompanies the mystery wines and the serious business began. The guests were served the wines by our team of volunteer waiters who, once again, did a sterling job with both supplies of comestibles and selling raffle tickets and headbands. By the end of the evening the room was rocking with choruses of Sweet Caroline sung by everyone.
The event was a roaring success and the total of funds raised was a best ever in excess to £3,000. Thank you to everyone who made this possible. We look forward to seeing you all at the next event which will be very soon.
A short montage of the evening is in the video below.

Claire’s Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge

Claire raised £1,255 (including Gift Aid) for Pink Events
Claire Macfarlane took on the challenge of the Yorkshire Three Peaks on June 11th 2022. She manged to complete the course of 25 miles and complete the climbs which total 2,153m (7,063 feet) in under the 12 hours. A truly magnificent effort.
Tombola at Jubilee Fun Day raises £260
Tombola stall at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Fun Day
Boxing Event raises £1,061
James Johnson, one of our supporters, wanted to raise funds in a novel way. He decided to take part in a boxing tournament organised for people who had never boxed before, with the aim of the participants raising money for their nominated charity. James set himself a target of £500 but more than doubled that with a fantastic result.
James Johnson (right) before the event
James wins by a knockout in round 1
Harrogate Gift & Fashion Fairs
(September & December 2021)

Pink Events are so excited and proud to be the nominated charity of the Harrogate Gift & Fashion Fair. There are 3 fairs each year, in June, September and December, organised by The Value For Money Company.
Pink Events had a stand at the fairs held at The Yorkshire Event Centre, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate. We had great support from all of the other stallholders and visitors and it was a great success with the various tombola’s and raffle raising much needed funds. After the restrictions of these last many months it was so good be be out there again and meeting with our supporters.
Yorkshire 3 Peaks – August 2021

Mitchell, James, Jonny, Ben, Luke, Josh, Jacob & Makiel

Mitchell, James and a group of friends having being inspired by Pink Events fundraising events decided to raise money by doing a physical challenge. After a little bit of training they walked the Yorkshire 3 peaks on 22nd August 2021. All of this was completed in under twelve hours despite the challenges of the changing weather. They raised £9475.75 which  is way beyond the £5000 target they set themselves. Take a look at the video clip here. Yorkshire 3 Peaks

June 2021

The past two years has been a very testing time for our Pink Events family. First of all Kim was diagnosed with another breast cancer and then we lost our beautiful Auntie Pat to lung cancer. We really did think that our family had had its share of cancer.
Unfortunately this was not to be. Sarah received the heartbreaking news some weeks ago that she has Secondary Breast Cancer.
I can not put into words how we all feel. Just when we thought things were going well.
Sarah’s cancer can be treated and she starts with that next week. Hopefully the side effects won’t be too bad and she will be able to continue doing what she does best, lunch with her friends and keeping the Pink Events committee on their toes!
I know you will all be thinking of Sarah as she starts her treatment and I’m sure that will help lift her spirits.
Sarah’s son Mitchell and her nephew James will be climbing the Three Peaks along with their fabulous friends to raise money for our charity. Please take a look at their Givey page and donate if you can.

Febuary 2021

Pink Events is funding much needed research

Pink Events are pleased that we have been asked by St James’s Hospital to fund the equipment and consumables for this research project which will last two years at a cost of £20k, after which time, the scientific findings will be published and delivered to high profile international and national scientific conferences.

Translational research is a type of research where discoveries made in the laboratory are transferred to the clinic setting. Many successful breast cancer treatments have been developed as a result of translation research, including Tamoxifen and Herceptin and these drugs have improved the outcome for patients.
However there is a subgroup of patients for whom these drugsare ineffective. For these patients with “triple negative” cancers there is an urgent need to investigate a way in which a particular molecular pathway can be targeted to improve response to chemotherapy and therefore patient survival. In addition, to give the patient smaller chemotherapy doses and reduce the side effects.
Leeds have proven expertise in breast cancer translational research, especially in the identification of cancer biomarkers and targetting molecular pathways which can be exploited to improve response to chemotherapy. Leeds has an excellent record of collaboration between scientists, surgeons, pathologists and oncologists.
Through their research they have identified a molecule which can be manipulated to improve the effectiveness of chemotherapy.
However, further research is required to study how this can be used in triple negative breast cancer patients where the cancer has spread. The Laboratory work will be carried out by a breast surgeon in training who has previous lab experience during her BA at Cambridge University. Although currently based in Manchester she has chosen to carry out her MD in Leeds given thta very few UK breast surgery units offer such research opportunities.
If you would like to make a donation to Pink Events and help fund this valuable research project then please follow the link to our Givey donations page. If you are a UK tax payer, please consider donating with Gift Aid as we can then claim back the income tax on your donation which means that for every £5 you give we can claim back an additional £1 from HMRC turning your £5 into £6.
Thank you all for your generosity.

November 2020

Pink Events provide 3 laptops to the Breast Care Unit for use in the Family History project.

October 2020

Thank you to Darren and the team at Stonebridge Homes who took up the challenge to wear something pink on Friday 23rd October. Through their magnificent efforts Pink Events received a donation of £500. Well done to everyone who took part.

Summer 2020

We are very excited to be part of this exclusive product from the Willow House Wax Company (click the link for more details).
Elaine and Carmen have created a fragrance wax melt especially for Pink Events. Their products are Clean Burning, Vegan, 100% Soy Wax and they smell fabulous !
£1 from the sale of each Pink Peppercorn and Raspberry bar will be donated directly to Pink Events.
To get yours follow the link – Elaine and Carmen are waiting for your order !
Don’t worry if you haven’t got a burner – they sell those too !

11th December 2019

Once again Angela & Bob arranged for Pink Events to put a Christmas Tree in Otley Parish Church to celebrate their annual Christmas event.

The total raised this year was £140.12. Thank you to all who donated.

December 2019

Pink Events committee would like to offer our grateful thanks to Bob & Angela Agar who during 2019 raised almost £2000 by organising various events including Gin tastings and open mornings.
At all these events Angela & Bob sell their special home made Grandma Guns Chilli Jam, which is the best on the market. They also sell a range of home made flavoured gin. Anyone wanting to buy please contact the committee.

22nd November 2019

Kelly Dalgleish & Lucy Dodd held a wine tasting  evening in support of Pink Events. The event, which was held at Holy Name church hall, came alive with the happy sounds of over 70 ladies enjoying a Friday evening of dancing and wine tasting. Kelly & Lucyrasied a fabulous total of £2010.39

Grateful thanks from the Pink Events committee.

30th October 2019

A friend of Pink Events called Janette Hughes organised a ‘Pink’ day at work and raised £150. Most staff came to work wearing pink and enjoyed the various pink themed activities that were on offer. There were pink goodies, pink balloons and bunting and a raffle.
Thank you to Janette and her colleagues.

20th October 2019

A big thank you to Niamh Murray who ran the Yorkshire Marathon in York and donated the sponsorship to Pink Events. Niamh managed to raise £1,475 which is a fantastic effort. Well done Niamh.

5th September 2019

Good morning and thank you for following Pink Events.

We have tried to contact as many people as we possibly can this week, however we could not reach everyone! Kimberley is in hospital today for her operation and we all wish her well and hope it goes well.

Kim was diagnosed with a new breast cancer last week at the Leeds Breast Care Unit at St James’s Hospital. We are very grateful to them for their quick action. Kim’s treatment will extend through to next year and so for this reason the family have decided to cancel future Pink Events this year so that we can support Kim, Jools, Georgia and James. We hope you understand our decision and we do apologise for any inconvenience caused. Full refunds will be issued (we thank you for your patience).

We will continue to post our monthly reminders on the Facebook page – thank you all for sharing these and getting the message across.

Kim is very grateful for all the messages she has received and wishes to communicate this to everyone.

We would like to thank everyone involved with our events, the venues, the entertainers, the speakers and the volunteers for their understanding – they have been brilliant!

14th June 2019 – Pink Events Quiz Night

Pink Events Quiz night was a fantastic success attended by over 100 participants. There were some serious contestants and some who were just Game for a Laugh and there were plenty of laughs.
Our hosts for the evening were Bob Dixon (RDP Sound & Light) and our own Sarah, Chair & Founder of Pink Events. The evening raised £1120, thank you everyone, see you next time.
To see all the photos of the night click here

8th June 2019 – The Great North Swim

A big thank you to Meg & Tim Lees for completing the 1 mile swim in Lake Windermere. This was a great result considering the inclement weather and chilly water. Meg & Tim raised a grand total of £1,050 for Pink Events. Our grateful thanks to both of them.
There is still time to donate if you haven’t already. Please follow the link to the Givey page that Meg has set up 
Please remember to Gift Aid your donation.

March 2019

A very busy night at the Molton Brown evening with over 40 attending this exclusive after hours event. Guests were welcomed with a drink and were then free to browse the shelves or consult with the staff to find that special product they were looking for. The staff also offered complimentary hand massage whilst making recommendations about products that would benefit the user.
A delightful range of scones had been prepared by Janice, one of our supporters, and everyone enjoyed the chance to try the different varieties. Also available was the wonderful Chilli Jam, made by Angela, and this found its way into the shopping of a number of guests.
The evening concluded with the drawing of the raffle and at the end of the night we all departed with our goodie bags, prizes and purchases.
Thanks to everyone for attending and special thanks to the staff at Molton Brown and our willing volunteers who helped to make this a successful and enjoyable evening.
To see images from the night click here

February 2019

Pink Events visited the Breast Care unit at St. James’s to view the ‘Quiet Rooms’ now that the pictures have been installed.

Joining Pink Events were the family of Janet Rhodes, whose legacy paid for the pictures and the soft furnishings.

This was the first opportunity Tim Rhodes, Janet’s husband and twins Alexander & Charlotte, had to view the pictures in place and  to talk with the staff on the unit.

At the same time Pink Events also used £560 to provide the unit with a range of ‘Softies’ in various sizes. These are inserted into a bra for those patients post-mastectomy.

December 2018 – Christmas Tree Festival.

Pink Events were fortunate to be offered another opportunity to participate in the Otley Christmas Tree Festival, held at the Parish Church. Here local charities and groups decorate a tree and the visitors are encouraged to support their charity of choice by putting a donation in the collecting bucket below the tree. Musical performances by local groups take place throughout the festival and everyone is welcome to come along and enjoy the performances.

Everyone at Pink Events would like to thank our many supporters who have helped in any way with this years events. We wish you all a peaceful Christmas and look forward to welcoming you to one of our events in the New Year.

December 2018 – Christmas Afternoon Tea.
Bublé and Bubbles

Special guest appearance








The glitz and glamour were in evidence at the Victoria Gate Casino for the Christmas Afternoon Tea on Saturday 1st December. This new venue pulled out all the stops to help the 120 plus ladies to celebrate the start of the festive season with a spectacular afternoon of food, wine and entertainment.
The entertainment this year was a Michael Bublé tribute act by the fantastic artist Dan Patchett. Dan’s appearance was thanks to one of our sponsors, Michelle, to whom we once again extend our gratitude. Dan (aka Michael Bublé) had everyone up and dancing in the aisles during his two sets and they were calling for more at the end.

In between sets there was no time to rest as the entertainment continued with the anticipated games of Heads’n’Tails, Bingo and a surprise auction. We were donated a personally signed copy of the new book by local girl Mel B of the Spice Girls. A big thanks for the generous donation and thank you to all who bid for this unique item.
All too soon the four hours had passed and the event was over, but the evening continued as many moved into the lounge  and enjoyed a quiet hour just soaking up the atmosphere. A chilled out way to finish what had been a spectacular afternoon.
Thank you to everyone who came and made this afternoon such an enjoyable and successful time helping us to raise over £2000.
To see some of the images of the afternoon click here.

November 2018 – Pink Events are back with Pink Ball number eleven, following a break last year whilst we dealt with a family illness. We haven’t lost our touch as the Ball was a huge success and we raised over £20,000 during the evening. This amazing sum was made possible by our guests digging deep, for the raffles, tombola and auction.
There were many regular guests as well as new faces who participated in what was an emotional, joyful and exuberant night. Many thanks to Steve LeFevre for once again coming to be our MC and Bob Dixon for mixing the tunes that kept the dancefloor busy until 2am. Joining us this year were Harlequin, a group of four musicians who entertained us with an amzing variety of music spanning the age. (Watch the video below)

Thanks to the success of the evening Pink Events have now raised  over £250,000 !!!

To see the photographs from the night please click here.

October 2018Gin Tasting

Angela & Bob held a gin tasting evening and showcased some of their own special fruit flavoured treats. From the pictures on Facebook, it looks like eveyone had a great time.
To see the photographs click here

October 2018Wine Tasting – Friday 19th October

The annual Wine Tasting took place at St Chad’s Hall in Headingley. We welcomed back Steven as our Master of Ceremonies following his absence through illness last year. The evening was great fun with all the ladies able to browse the stall before hand and pick up a few bargains. We then had the main event with the serious, or not so serious,  tasting of the wines. This involved trying to decide between the three descriptions which Steven read out. There were some very serious students of wine and those who were just out for a Friday night laugh. Everyone had fun and helped us to raise over £2600 which is one of our best nights for this event.
See the photos click here

April 2018

We are beyond proud to announce that Sarah Pattinson, founder of Pink Events has been nominated for The Sue Ryder Yorkshire Woman of Achievement Award.
Sarah has put her heart and soul into Pink Events to make it the successful charity it is today. I’m sure you will all join me in wishing Sarah the very best of luck.
The awards take place on Friday 18th May at The Royal Armouries. Tickets are on sale now through Sue Ryder.

2017 was an important year for Pink Events.

The committe were fortunate enough to receive
The Duke of York’s Community Initiative award and
Cancer Research UK presented them with

The Flame Of Hope award

Duke of York’s Community Initiative  Award

Duke of York’s Community Initiative Award

Pink Events are now the proud recipients of the Duke of York’s Community Initiative Award. Kimberley, Jacky, Maureen and Sarah are pictured with Dr. Ingrid Roscoe FSA Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire on this memorable occassion.

HRH Prince Andrew meets the Pink Events team

A reception was held at St. James’s Palace in London where Award winners were addressed by HRH Prince Andrew, Duke of York. The award winners also had the opportunity to meet the Prince Andrew and discuss the work which led to the Award.

To see photographs from this event click here.

Flame of Hope Award

Presentation of Flame of Hope award

Committee members were presented with the Flame of Hope award by Sarah Mattison of Cancer Research UK.

Marriott staff year of fundraising 2017

The staff at the  Marriott hotel in Leeds chose  Pink Events to support  as their local charity for 2017. They used their organisational skills to come up with a number of ideas during the year to raise funds for Pink Events. These events included bake sales, pamper days, a cycle challenge and a Christmas Craft fair. All the staff at the hotel took part in the various challenges and raised the magnificent sum of £1749.35 which was recently presented to committee members.
Many thanks to all.

Marriott team
L to R:
Kimberley, Sarah, Maureen, James, George, Charlotte & Annabel

Christmas Afternoon Tea – 2nd December 2017

For the third year Pink Events held the Christmas Afternoon Tea at the Marriott Hotel in Leeds.
The event was another sell out and the afternoon started with a musical interlude as Katie Richardson played keyboard and sang festive songs.
The staff served the delicious sandiches, cakes and scones.
To keep everyone busy there were a number of quiz sheets which caused much scratching of heads as they tried to identify celebrity photos, decipher some cunning seasonal anagrams and devine the answers to the fiendishly difficult quiz.
Andrew, our genial host from the Marriott, then called the bingo games and this was follwed by the raffle and quiz results. As we were heading towards the end of the afternoon a special guest arrived all dressed in red and carrying a sack of goodies. Yes it was Santa who distributed a gift to the ladies.
All too soon it was time to bid farewell to everyone and head out into the festive lights of Leeds City Centre. A big thanks to everyone for coming along and participating in the final event of 2017. We hope to see you at one of our events in 2018. So watch out for details in the New Year.
To see a selection of the photos of the event click here.

Cocktail contributes to Pink Events

A big thank you to Hemingways in Horsforth and The Yard Yeadon who have donated £100 each to Pink Events from the sale of the Pink Events Cocktail “Nipple Ripple”.
Sandra from The Yard and Kieran from Hemingways presented committee member Jacky Lister with the cheques.

Wine Tasting – 17th November 2017

What a night ! More a party than a fundraising evening. Although thanks to good friends, family and supporters we raised £ 2426 on the evening plus a £525 additional donation from the sale of Grandma Guns chilli jams and flavoured spirits.
A big thank you to Angela for this tremendous effort.
James Bird from the Marriott Hotel was our MC for the evening and almost made himself heard over the 100 ladies chatting and laughing having a wonderful evening.
To see a selection of the photos of the evening click here.

Hog Roast – Saturday 10th June 2017

Hog Roast 2017

Pink Events celebrated summer with the Hog Roast featuring the live session by Rufus Stone who rocked their way through some classic songs in St. Chad’s Hall. The evening was well appreciated by all who attended and after the band had completed their deserved encore the music was provided by Bob of RPD Sound & Light. The hog was presented on the serving table and was encased in the most fabulous crackling – well done to the chefs.
Images from the night can be found in the gallery section – click here to view.

Golf day enjoyed by all. – 2nd June 2017
Joe Hester arranged the annual MJ Hester Corporate Golf Day to support Pink Events this year.
The tournament was held on Friday 2nd June at Sandmoor Golf Club.  The four man stableford competition was hotly contested by the 19 teams who took part. The golfers  enjoyed good weather and the two refreshment stops, operated by Pink Events, helped keep them going during the round.

At the dinner in the evening the team and individual prizes were awarded to the successful winners. The raffle proved popular as ever and there seemed to be intense competition to see who would win the electric drill, obviously an ‘in-joke’ amongst the players.

Photos from the day can be found in the gallery section, click here.

Wine Tasting – 5th May 2017

Committee present Sarah Mattinson with £2000 cheque for Cancer Research UK

A great night out at St. Chad’s hall in Headingley was enjoyed by the assembled group of nearly 100 ladies. On arrival they were greeted with a bottle of Buck’s Fizz and were able to browse the stalls and purchase from the array of goods on offer. This year the range ran from chocolate (always a winner) through gift cards to cosmetics and body products. Pink Events also ran a Prosecco bar where extra supplies of the ‘fizzy stuff’ were available.
The event got under way and the ladies were able to test thier taste buds on a range of 6 wines as part of a blind tasting. As always there were 3 desriptions for each wine and the competition to discover the true description lead to some deep discussions. Eventually a winning team of ‘experts’ was found and the event rounded off with the drawing of the raffle. Thank you to everyone who came and took part and we hope to see you all again later in the year when we repeat this event.
To see the photos click here

Grease – 22nd April 2017

The Hyde Park Picture House was the venue for this private screening of the classic movie ‘Grease’, but better yet this was the Sing-a-long version. The sun was out and so were the authentic costumes. Well done to everyone who came along and belted out the classic tunes like ‘Summer Nights’, ‘Greased Lightning’, ‘Youre the One That I Want’ & ‘Grease’.
After the cinema the party carried on at The Arc in Headingley where the Pink Ladies enjoyed the Pink Cocktails and nibbles in the private area of the upstairs bar. Thank you to everyone who came along and participated in this event.

To see the photos click here or watch the video on you tube

Bake Sale – 31st March 2017






The staff at the Marriott Hotel in Leeds have adopted Pink Events as their charity of the year and will be holding a number of fundraising events over the course of the next year.
The first event was a ‘Bake Sale’ held in the reception area of the hotel on Friday 31st March. Buns and cakes of all kinds had been prepared by the staff and friends and provided a  delicious display  to tempt the tastebuds of all who passed through the reception area. The sale ran from 10:00 until 5:00 and both guests and staff were able to pick up a tasty treat by making a donation.
At the end of the day not much was left and the donations came to a fabulous  £524.41. A big thank you to the staff who baked cakes, staffed the stall (some on their day off) and contributed to a successful event.

Molton Brown – Friday 3rd March 2017

Molton Brown 2017

Thank you to everyone who came to the first of our 2017 events. This latest Pink Event was held at the Molton Brown shop in the Victorian Quarter Leeds. The shop was filled with the exotic scents and aromas from the wide range of Molton Brown products. It was good to welcome a mix of regulars as well as newcomers to this event. Everyone attending had the opportunity to enjoy a hand/arm massage as well as the pop-up nail bar.

The Marriott Hotel  in Leeds had provided capapes to compliment the Prosecco that was on offer and these seemed to please everyone.

To see photographs from this event click here.

Afternoon Tea – 3rd December 2016

For the second year Pink Events held the Christmas Afternoon Tea at the Marriott Hotel in Leeds.
The event was another sell out and the afternoon started with a musical interlude as Harry Fenton-Glenn played guitar and sang.

Harry Fenton-Glenn

Having got everyone in the mood a quick game of heads and tails was played before the staff served the delicious sandiches, cakes and scones.  To keep everyone busy there were a number of quiz sheets which caused much scratching of heads as they tried to identify celebrity photos, famous mums and devine the answers to the fiendishly difficult Chocolate Quiz.

Afternnon Tea

James, our genial host from the Marriott, then called the bingo games and assisted with the drawing of the raffle. As we were heading towards the end of the afternoon a special guest arrived all dressed in red and carrying a sack of goodies. Yes it was Santa with one of his helpers who distributed chocolate truffles and gifts to the ladies.

Afternoon Tea

All too soon it was time to bid farewell to everyone and head out into the festive lights of Leeds City Centre. A big thanks to everyone for coming along and helping raise over £1200. We hope to see you at one of our events in 2017. So watch out for details in the New Year.

In the meantime check out the 360 degree videos on our YouTube channel.
Harry Fenton-Glenn  or   Afternoon Tea Panorama

Wine Tasting – 18th November 2016

Wine Tasting 2016
Wine Tasting 2016

In November Pink Events held the Wine Tasting event in St. Chads Hall, Headingley.
The new venue was a huge success and was well attended by over 130 ladies.

10th Pink Ball – 1st October 2016
The Dance Mob go Full Monty at Pink Ball

Following the success of the Pink Ball 2016 the Yorkshire Evening Post featured Pink Events. To see the online version of this story click here.

Committee at Pink Ball 2016
Committee at Pink Ball 2016

Tough Mudder – 6th August 2016
Personal best times for Lucy-Jayne & Katie

Tough Mudder2016

The sun was shining as this intrepid pair set off on the 2016 Tough Mudder assault course over the gruelling hills of North Yorkshire. The early start and good weather allowed them to post personal best times of 3:45, some 2 hours faster than last year !
As expected the obstacles were tough but the pair managed to maintain smiles throughout despite the immersion into icy water and crawling under barbed wire in the mud.

Hog Roast – 11th June 2016
The new Horsforth Sports Club was the venue for 140 guests who joined us on Saturday 11th June for a night of Live Entertainment, Food and Disco. The evening was held in Memory of Janet  Rhodes. Janet’s husband Tim wanted to do something special in Janet’s memory as we approach the first anniversary. Tim plays guitar in the band Rufus Stone and is joined by Pete (guitar), Phil (bass guitar & vocals), and Austin (Drums). Playing tribute to Janet was very special and she would have loved the whole evening. HR-PIC_001





The atmosphere was electric as Rufus Stone raised the roof with ‘The Boys Are Back In Town’ – and they certainly were!!  The ‘Summer of 69’, ‘I Predict A Riot’ and ‘Alright Now’ followed as the crowd danced. The encore, oh yes, they weren’t getting off  the stage lightly – ‘Tiger Feet’ had everyone joining in.









The Hog Roast was succulent and served to the guests outside. Although it was a warm night the light drizzle prevented us from using the fantastic outside space this new venue offers.

Bob Dixon, of RPD Sound and Light, kept the dance floor full until the end of the night as he usually does at our events.







We had a fantastic crowd of people and all in all we raised a whopping £1,670 !!! which will be used to buy more equipment for the Breast Care  Unit at St James’s Hospital and CRUK (Breast Cancer Research).

Molton Brown Exclusive Night 2016

The latest Pink Event was held at the Molton Brown shop in the Victorian Quarter Leeds. The shop was filled with the beautiful scents and aromas from the wonderful Molton Brown products. The sound of glasses clinking and ladies chattering all added to the lovely relaxed atmosphere. Another added bonus was the fabulous bargains to be had as the Christmas sale was on.

Guests paid £15 each for the shopping and pamper evening. This included a £10 gift voucher to spend on the night, a luxury hand and arm massage, delicious canapés made by the Marriott Leeds and a few glasses of sparkling wine. Molton Brown gave a free goodie bag worth £20 with all purchases. so there were plenty of happy ladies on Friday evening.

To see photographs from this event click here.

Christmas Afternoon Tea 2015
Over £1,000 raised.

Christmas cheer and good spirits were in abundance at the Leeds Marriott Hotel on Saturday 5th December where Pink Events held their first Christmas Afternoon Tea.

Guests we welcomed with a glass of wine and festive tunes from the Alwoodley Community Choir.

Afternoon tea was served at 2.30pm after a cheque presentation from Pink Events for £5000 to Lynne Desborough from Cancer Research UK. Lynne made a short speech and thanked Pink Events and all of the people who support them. The afternoon tea was served with a glass of fizz and tea or coffee. Staff replenished the sandwiches as they were needed, along with the cakes and fancies, until no more could be eaten!

More entertainment arrived and the bells of the Treble Eight Hand Bell Ringers rang out around the room. Volunteers were asked for to join in the ringing and although they made a very good effort, I don’t think they will be getting the call to join the group any time soon!

It was eyes down then when Mandy and Jacky from Pink Events began to call out the numbers for bingo games. Concentration took over and the atmosphere was tense as first a line was played for followed by a full house. Winners received chocolates and wine for their efforts.

A surprise guest arrived bearing gifts for all the guests, it was Santa! James Bird the assistant head of conference and events at the Marriott had very kindly offered (with some arm twisting) to be our Santa for the afternoon. Santa helped draw the raffle and give out the prizes bringing the afternoon to a close raising over £1000.

To see photographs from this event click here.

Pink Ball 2015 – What a great night.
Over £10,000 raised by 220 guests.

Steve le Fevre, our wonderful host of the evening,  delivered another superb job of entertaining our guests with a Pink Events production of the Z Factor ! Steve’s auctioneering talent proved itself once again as he pushed the bidding throughout the night raising thousands !

Lynne Desborough from CRUK gave a brief presentation at the start of the evening.  A reminder of the reason we were all in the room.

We then moved on to two cheque presentations which were made by Julia Gilbert who ran 10k with her team from Dynamics and raised £740.50. This was followed by our two Tough Mudders, Katie Richardson and Lucy-Jayne Pattinson who raised £715.00.

Then it was the time for the biggie. We presented Mr Philip Turton FRCSEd FRCS(genSURG) MD(Hons) of the Breast Care Unit at St James’s Hospital with £37,850 so that he can purchase a 3D Vectra machine to enable a more accurate result during reconstruction following breast surgery.

Special thanks to Bob Dixon of RPD Sound and Light who kept the dance floor moving with his great tunes and pink lighting which definately gave the room the wow factor !

We couldn’t run such a successful event like the Pink Ball without a team of volunteers who work very hard behind the scenes and in public so we would like to thank Sophie Jeffrey, Maisie Jones, Phoebe Lister, Georgia O’Rourke, James O’Rourke, Lucy-Jayne Pattinson, Mitchell Pattinson and Katie Richardson.

Thanks to everyone who attended and who has supported us this year. We really do appreciate EVERY bit of help.

To see photographs from the Pink Ball 2015 click here.

Breast Cancer Charity