The popular Weldmar Hospicecare Trust’s annual charity lunch held at the Riverside Restaurant ,West Bay raised a record £1845. The lunch was attended by 78 guests from around Dorset who received an aperitif on arrival before sitting down to enjoy a delicious two course lunch of grilled sea bass with truffle hollandaise, purple sprouting broccoli and potato croquette followed by a rich chocolate torte served with Chantilly cream prepared by Head Chef, Tony Shaw and his team. The meal was followed by a very informative talk by Gwen Yarker on “Edwardian painters in Hardy’s Wessex” and the fund raising raffle.
“On behalf of the Trust, I would like to thank everyone who attended the lunch and those who kindly donated the excellent range of raffle prizes. Special thanks also to Arthur Watson and his team at the Riverside who not only provided us with a superb lunch but generously donated 50% of the takings to our charity. Together we have raised a fantastic £1845 beating last year’s record total.” Said Dr Ian Gibson, who organised the event.