Style-Savvy Suffolk Gents Raise £12,000 for three charities in one night
PUBLISHED: 13:19 21 October 2014 | UPDATED: 13:19 21 October 2014
Suffolk-based custom motorcycle emporium Krazy Horse joined up with Ravenwood Children's Charity Trust - the chosen charity of Ravenwood Hall Hotel at Rougham - and Bury St Edmunds menswear brand Trotter & Deane for a charity evening of adventure for gentlemen based around 'the need for speed, style and adventure'.
The evening - supported by biking legend and moto GP commentator Steve Parrish – was attended by around 100 customers of the three Bury St Edmunds-based businesses and raised £12,000 to be divided between three chosen charities.
The Krazy Horse venue at Bury St Edmunds, which serves people with an interest in classic motorcycles, cars, hotrods, fashion, music and culture, partnered up with Ravenwood Hall and Trotter & Deane for an evening involving classic-racing machines, music, gents’ stylish clothing and grooming products. A fund-raising auction accounted for over £8,000 of the funds raised.
The night was organised to raise funds for three specific causes – Prostate Cancer Research, East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) and the Odanadi Project which helps children in India who have been affected by human trafficking. A follow on motorcycle, car and outdoor charity event is planned for June 12, 2015 at Ravenwood Hall Hotel.
Paul Beamish from Krazy Horse, said: “The event far exceeded our expectations. We were overwhelmed by the generosity of our invited guests, and appreciated the support of everyone who helped us to make this happen. We are already looking forward to the next event at Ravenwood Hall next year - and know that we will make it an even bigger and better event. Steve Parrish is one of the original performance riders who delivered some great stories about his racing years. It was great to have him at the event and he clearly enjoyed helping out. His passion for bikes made him the ideal special guest.”
For more information and donations fo to www.justgiving.com/ravenwoodchildrenstrust-craigjarvis13