Bringing Home the Bacon for Charity

Guests at the Brampton Court Hotel’s Irish Cabbage and Bacon Night last month were left reeling as they enjoyed the spectacular food and entertainment at an event which raised over £3000 for the Torbay Holiday Helpers Network (THHN).

The event was organised by Gerry Gilraine of Galliford Try along with the staff of the Brampton Court Hotel and revellers were treated to an incredible evening which included delicious food, a live ceilidh band and a raffle packed with some amazing prizes including a trip for 2 to Dublin, a weekend for two at the Royal Exeter Hotel in Bournemouth, a piece of Waterford Crystal, Donegal crystal wine goblets, a meal for two and a handmade Irish clock.

Guests paid just £5 for a ticket and the hotel was packed with people having a fantastic evening and helping raise money for the THHN. Founder and Chairman of the charity, Luke Tillen, said “It was a truly incredible evening.  I have never witnessed an atmosphere like it.  The generosity of people had to be seen to be believed.  I really can’t thank all those involved enough.”  He added “As a charity we are getting quite well known now for the holidays we provide to families who are having a tremendously difficult time. This year we announced our plans to build a bungalow specifically to cater for those families with very high level care needs so that we are able to offer holidays to a whole host of fantastic families that we simply cannot cater for at the moment.  The money raised at the Brampton Court will all go towards that vital project.”

He added “So many people helped make this event the success that it was and we received incredibly generous sponsorship from lots of people including John Clements Building and Civil Engineering, JP Construction and Civil Engineering, Zone Civil Engineering, Galliford Try Civil Engineering, Mulleadys Civil Engineering, Ballycommon Labour Supplies, Paul Murphy Civil Engineering, Mick Cunningham Civil Engineering, Barn Owl Pub and Restaurant, The Royal Exeter Hotel, Rock Garden.  Thank you so much to all of them.”

Brampton Court

Phil and Sarah Watson, who own the Brampton Court Hotel, were delighted with how the event went.  Phil said “It really was a great, fun event.  To be able to give everyone an evening to remember, as well as raising money for this fantastic charity, was an absolute pleasure.  We had heard all about Luke’s plans to build a bungalow and wanted to do something to help towards the project.”

The Brampton Court Hotel has been part of the Torbay Holiday Helpers Network for some time and is one of the businesses that generously gives free holidays to THHN families.  To see how you could get involved or for more about the THHN and the bungalow project visit .