Hilary

Hilary's Strictly Sweepstake


Wed 12 January

Hilary's colleagues were treated to a special tribute act as this year's prize!
For the past two years, our supporter Hilary has been organising a Strictly Sweepstake with her hospital colleagues to raise money for YBTC.

The winner gets to choose their prize.

Back in 2020, the lucky winner decided Hilary should dress up in an ABBA outfit and treat the staff room to a few songs. Hilary stayed true to her word, complete in a sparkly pink outfit!

This year, the tradition has continued and Hilary performed as Kate Bush!

The winner is allowed to invite a few guests - which Hilary says means half of the hospital turns up to watch. Her inventive prize gave everyone a much-needed giggle and everyone who came to watch had a ball.

Hilary said: "I continue to support the charity as I feel it is the least I can do given the amazing support we received from them as a family following my son's diagnosis, treatment and subsequent recovery from a brain tumour.  
 
"The Strictly Sweepstake was just another way to raise a bit of cash and awareness. My work colleagues are a great bunch and like nothing more than making me do things out of the ordinary. As the prize fund was limited, it was suggested that rather than buy a prize the winner would chose who I should dress up and perform as. There was also the option for the winner to make a financial contribution to ensure that I didn’t do it, but sadly this didn't happen! 
 
"Last time it was ABBA, this time it was Kate Bush!  I looked and sounded nothing like her - I sounded more like a strangled cat, but everyone had a good laugh at my expense, which is a small price to pay."

Thank you Hilary for bringing the house down with your brilliant tributes. This is exactly what everyone needed after such a difficult year!

The sweepstake raised over £66, which is a fantastic amount.

If you'd like to get your colleagues, friends and family involved in a sweepstake, or have another inventive fundraising idea, please get in touch with jen@yorksbtc.org.uk.

To find out more about fundraising for YBTC, click here.
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