This October, St Luke’s first  ‘An Audience with’ event was a sell-out featuring guest speakers, British businessman, CEO and owner of Timpson, John Timpson CBE and BBC broadcast journalist and presenter, Annabel Tiffan.

Guests enjoyed a two-course lunch and lively fun-filled charity auction followed by the fantastic duo who entertained guests with an informal and relaxed interview.

As a weekly columnist in the Telegraph and foster parent to nearly 90 children, John Timpson wowed the audience with his stories, from early childhood and life running a multi-national business to how fostering children keeps his feet on the ground.

The setting for this intimate lunch was equally outstanding, as Television producer and screenwriter Phil Redmond CBE and wife Alexis, kindly opened their stunning home, Tirley Garth in Willington as featured in Cheshire Life. This tranquil setting made the event even more extraordinary – with many commenting on how beautiful the surroundings were.

Some lucky guests walked away with fantastic prizes and St Luke’s would like to thank all the businesses who kindly donated auction prizes. Papa’s Tailoring Ltd are kindly donated a tailor-made shirt, Crewe Hall offered an afternoon tea for two, Crewe Lyceum gave away  two tickets to Swan Lake, Nantwich Marina offered one days narrowboat hire for 12 guests and Squires of Nantwich donated a cut throat shave and face massage, to name but a few.

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                 Mr Timpson and Ms Tiffan

‘The delicious lunch and the amazing surroundings at Tirley Garth, home of Alexis and Phil Redmond, really made the event very special. John Timpson and Annabel Tiffin were absolutely brilliant and the relaxed and informal interview they gave was the perfect end to what was a perfect day’.  – Catherine Moore, St Luke’s Senior Event Fundraiser

The funds raised from the event will go directly towards patient care at the Hospice which cares for people from mid and south Cheshire suffering from cancer and other life-threatening illnesses, who need to raise over £8,600 each day to keep their services free for local people.