Not even the coronavirus could dampen the spirits at the Royal Lancaster Hotel on the 11th March as a large audience celebrated the best in care sector design at the 21st Pinders lunch.
Jon Chapman chose a magical theme and his alter-ego ‘The Great Trickafoni’ bemused the audience as he turned chocolate playing cards into raffle tickets for the day! The much more talented Pete Firman provided a superb mix of comedy and world class illusion, and there were squeals of amazement and delight as three top-notch street magicians baffled the reception crowd into the evening.
The undoubted star of the show, however, was Chelsea Pensioner and Britain’s Got Talent champion, Colin Thackery, who belied his 90 years and won everyone’s heart as he presented the six winners with their awards. He closed the show to a well-deserved standing ovation with a beautiful and apt performance of Love Changes Everything.
There was also a standing ovation in tribute to Viv Shepherd of media sponsor Healthcare Business magazine for her outstanding contribution to the care sector over the last twenty five years.
Once again more than £25,000 was raised and donated to good causes across the UK, including the armed forces charity BLESMA and the Boodica appeal to establish a new breast cancer unit.
Sponsored By: Octopus Real Estate
Winners: Cavendish Park Care Home, Evesham
Sponsored By: Chandler & Co
Winners: Tallington Lodge, Stamford
Sponsored By: P & G Professional
Winners: Brockington House, Hereford
Sponsored By: Person Centred Software
Winners: Tranby Park Care Home, Hull
Sponsored By: HSBC
Winners: Falkland Grange
Sponsored By: Healthcare Business
Winners: Albany Meadows, Balsall Common
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