A great night out for a good cause
22nd August 2010
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The Purple Mango Indian Restaurant in New England was bursting at the seams on Wednesday evening when it provided the venue for our Charity Casino Night.


The black tie event was organised by The Best of Haverhill and Paul Donno & Co Ltd to raise money for St Nicholas Hospice Care as part of the Towergate Accumulator Challenge that Paul Donno & Co Ltd are taking part in.


The Accumulator Challenge involves around 40 other West Suffolk companies who are all competing to raise the most money for the Hospice in a three month period which ends at noon on 23rd September.


The Charity Casino Night, the third fund raiser in Paul Donno & Co’s Accumulator Challenge, was a great success.  Over one hundred people packed into the Purple Mango to enjoy a two course Indian buffet and to try their luck at the Roulette and Black Jack tables. 


Local entertainment company Circuit Entertainments provided the gaming tables and croupiers and owner Eric Armstrong amazed everyone during the evening with his card and magic tricks. (How does he do that stuff?)


Thanks to the generosity of local business people we raised £1680 for St Nicholas Hospice Care through ticket sales, a mini auction and raffle and the sale of extra chips for the tables. 


The Purple Mango provided a great venue with excellent food and no one went hungry that's for sure!


Paul's mum, Val Donno, was the luckiest person on the night securing the £50 cash prize for having the highest amount of winnings.  We can assure you that it wasn't a fix!


Paul Donno & Co Ltd has now raised £2299 for the Accumulator Challenge as a result of their Charity Golf Day in July, Balloon Race at Glemsford Festival and the Charity Casino Night.


The Charity Casino Night was such a success that we are planning to make it an annual event - so get the date in your diary for next year as ticket sales will be limited!


Thanks again to everyone who supported the night by buying tickets, providing prizes and being really generous at the event in their purchase of raffle tickets and bidding on the mini auction. 


Jade Donno took over 700 photographs on the night - we have put a selection of these onto The Best of Haverhill's Facebook page - you can see them here, why not "Like" us at the same time!


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