£2000 for Forget Me Not

Robbie Williams tickets donated by Earn Extra

  Robbie Williams concert tickets donated by proactive payroll management partner Earn Extra, raised a staggering £2,000 in the charity auction at the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice’s first-ever Annual Sporting Dinner, proving to be one of the star bidding attractions for this amazing charity.

Earn Extra donated its hospitality suite, which includes 12 seats at the Manchester Phones 4u Arena on the very night global pop star Robbie Williams will perform.

Operations director Sharon Suttle was delighted the Earn Extra lot raised so much, she said: “The Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice is one of our chosen charities and close to all our hearts here at Earn Extra and having completed a parachute jump for them last year we decided to offer our support again.  When our contribution raised £2,000 we were simply over the moon.”

  Headlining the successful evening at the John Smith’s Stadium were 1,500-metre Olympic gold medal winner and BBC commentator Steve Cram, current Olympic triathlete champion Alistair Brownlee, Leeds United and England defender Trevor Cherry and Huddersfield Giants coach Paul Anderson.

Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice Head of Community Fundraising, Jason Costello said:  “I was blown away when Sharon approached us with her generous gift of Earn Extra’s box for 12 at the Manchester Phones 4u Arena to see Robbie Williams. It couldn’t have come at a better time as our first sporting dinner compèred by Steve Cram was just around the corner. We knew this wonderful experience had to be in our main auction. The lure of a private box in the company of Robbie was a massive draw and a bidding frenzy saw the box go for £2000. Sharon and Earn Extra helped make the night a real success, we can’t thank them enough”

Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice supports children with life shortening conditions and their families in West Yorkshire. The charity does everything they can to make children happier and more fulfilled and to give support to their families while they are caring for the child and often for years afterwards. To find out more about them click here.