Industry Dinner Raises Money for Macmillan Cancer Support

Industry Dinner Raises Money for Macmillan Cancer Support



A charity gala dinner held at Beaulieu during the annual Holiday Caravan and Park Home Show in September raised a remarkable £22,246 for MacMillan Cancer Support.

An initiative by three of the manufacturers at the show – ABI UK, Carnaby Caravans and the Swift Group – the event was supported by four of the other manufacturers – Atlas Leisure Homes, Pathfinder Homes, Prestige Homeseeker Park & Leisure Homes and Stately Albion – and generously sponsored by Bankside Patterson, Belfield Furnishings, Dale Leisure Supplies, Eltherington Group, Leisuredays, MKM Leisure Division with MKM Building Supplies, and Morco Products; in addition the Mayfield Group provided prizes for the grand draw which included a £500 voucher towards a break at the renowned Chewton Glen Hotel and Spa in New Milton, Hampshire.

The 300 guests, who came mainly from holiday and residential parks across the south of England, enjoyed a drinks reception in the world-famous National Motor Museum before moving into the Brabazon restaurant for a sumptuous three-course meal, during which they were entertained by performances from three outstanding magicians. The evening concluded with a hugely entertaining presentation by the brilliant ventriloquist, Nina Conti.

Macmillan Cancer Support described the donation as “absolutely fantastic” and said it would all be used to help people living with cancer and their families to receive essential medical, practical and emotional support. For example, it requires £21,510 to fund a Macmillan nurse for nine months.

The photo shows Tom Quirk (left), the charity’s fundraising manager for the south-east, with Michael Worger-Ritchie, managing director of Teamwork Professionals, who organised the event on behalf of the manufacturers.


Notes to Editors

Swift Group Limited (Swift) is the UK’s largest manufacturer of touring caravans, motorhomes and holiday homes. Established in 1964, the group now has a turnover in excess of £270m and a workforce of more than 1,200 employees, as well as an expanding presence across Europe, Asia and Australasia.

Swift is based in Cottingham, East Yorkshire, with production facilities in Cottingham and Mexborough, South Yorkshire. It also encompasses Manchester-based Swift Go, the UK’s only manufacturer-operated motorhome hire facility, which allows consumers to enjoy adventures on the road or even test the waters of motorhome ownership.

Since its founding, the group’s central aim has been to provide unforgettable holiday experiences by pioneering high quality, expertly-engineered and designed products with outstanding value for money. Supported by industry-leading customer service and the UK’s largest approved dealer network, Swift makes ownership as straightforward as possible.

For further information about the charity gala dinner, contact Michael Worger-Ritchie on or telephone 07866 776466.

For more information about the Swift Group, please contact Rachael Ryder, Content Marketing Manager, Swift Group (Tel: 01482 479208; email: or Andy Newhall, Head of Marketing, Swift Group (Tel: 01482 479272, email:


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