Chairman's Charity Day takes on a roaring turn

Guests grouped around a morgan car
David Butcher, chairman of Acorns and Cllr Ian Hopwood chairman of Worcestershire County Council with guests
Published Wednesday, 7th October 2015

Friday, 2 October 2015 saw around 17 local dignitaries turn out in their official finery to support the Chairman of Worcestershire County Council's Charity Day.

Cllr Ian Hopwood, Chairman of Worcestershire County Council, held his charity day on Friday 2 October 2015 at Morgan Motor Company.  

Over 17 chairman and women from across the county, including Worcestershire County Council Chairman Cllr Ian Hopwood and Sir Anthony Winnington, High Sheriff of Worcestershire were invited.

The during the event  guests were entertained with coffee, a tour of the Morgan Motor Company in Malvern, a raffle to win the day hire of a Morgan Car and lunch. 


The event raised around £3,600 from both tickets and raffle which will be split between the New Oncology Unit at Worcestershire Royal Hospital and Acorns Hospice in Worcester. 

Cllr Ian Hopwood, Chairman of Worcestershire County Council said: "I was very grateful when the world renowned Morgan Motor Company agreed to let us hold this charity event at their headquarters in Malvern.   The tour of the factory is a great experience and I do hope everyone enjoyed as much as I did. 

"We are extremely proud of our established, high profile companies who lead the way in with innovation, high standards of workmanship and entrepreneurship.

"In choosing this year's charity I drew on a personal experience to nominate Acorns Hospice.  It is a pleasure to share the proceeds between this and Morgan's charity, the New Oncology Unit at Worcestershire Royal Hospital, two very well deserving local causes." 

Steve Morris Managing Director of the Morgan Motor Company added: "It was an absolute pleasure to welcome Cllr Ian Hopwood and his guests to the factory in their official finery, the amount raised was overwhelming and we were delighted to host the event for the benefit of such worthy local causes."