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 www.givey.com/meganddadswiminthegreatnorthswim
Please remember to Gift Aid your donation.
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
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
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 2018 – Gin 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 2018 – Wine 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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wine Tasting – 18th November 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.
Tough Mudder – 6th August 2016
Personal best times for Lucy-Jayne & Katie
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.
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.