We were absolutely delighted to be a main sponsor of this wonderful event in Newcastle’s St Nicholas’ Cathedral on Thursday 15th December.
The evening brought the real essence of Christmas to us all; lovely singing, some gentle humour, thoughtful readings and a general feeling of warmth shared in a special building.
A scattering of North East celebrities added some sparkle to the night and our guests thoroughly enjoyed the VIP reception afterwards.
We were really pleased to be able to once again support the Northumberland Committee of the British Red Cross by sponsoring their Christmas Fair held this year at Healey Barn.
Although the event had changed venue from Hexham Race Course they still managed to attract masses of shoppers and raised a whopping £12,500. Well done to all those who helped organise it.
We supported another special musical event in Hexham Abbey on 26th November. Patricia J Arnold & Co Ltd were the main sponsor of the Antiphon Choir who, accompanied by Nouvelle Ancienne, sang Monteverdi’s Vespers to an entranced audience of over 300 people.
We were delighted to sponsor the Dark Skies Calvert Ball evening helping them to raise over £23,000 which will enable many children and adults with disabilities to realise their potential through the challenge of outdoor activities.
Tricia and Adrian are seen here in their finery, (with dog Riley), ready for a fabulous evening with guests at the event.
Once again we were amongst the many businesses that supported The Rotary Club of Tyndale’s annual golf day which broke records this year by raising £4000 for the Great North Air Ambulance.
Tom Kelsey from the Rotary club said “We’ve always received tremendous support from the business community across the district. We’ve raised more than usual because it’s the 25th anniversary year and that’s very special so I really would like to thank all who contributed”.
Although we were unable to attend the Haydon Bridge Festival this year, because of Tricia and Adrian's birthday party celebrations, the festival still gained support again in the form of sponsorship of the Big Lamp Brewery's Sunnydaze ale.
We have heard from the organisers that they raised over £3000 for this year's good causes and have made the following donations
The organisers have promised that Haydon Bridge Festival will return in 2017
This year's Tynedale Beer and Cider Festival ran from 16th to 18th June and, as usual, Tricia was one of the main sponsors.
A number of clients and staff members (see picture below) attended the Sponsors Evening, held on the Thursday of the festival, and enjoyed a splendid buffet as well as sampling from the range of beers and ciders available
Among the good causes being supported this year are:
More information on these charities can be found on the festival website.
Tricia was pleased to be able to support this event in aid of St Clare's Hospice in Jarrow which took place on 22nd May.
One of our clients brought the event to Tricia's attentions as their grandchildren were involved in this colourful fun run involving participants "Starting the run as clean as a whistle then being showered from head to toe with vibrant powdered paint, (safe and non-toxic), as they walked, ran or danced around the 1Km and 5Km route".
It all sounds to be a lot of fun and our client commented that his granddaughter managed to get covered in the paint even though she was only "an innocent bystander" and needless to say her grandmother commented that "it was all his fault!".
Tricia is delighted to support Beamish, The Living Museum of the North, as a Small Business Partner.
Beamish Museum is partnering with businesses from across the region to help secure the museum’s future, and to continue to boost economic growth throughout the north east.
Our contribution will support exciting future developments such as the 1950s town and farm and the Georgian coaching inn.
As a footnote to this there is an Edwardian summer-house which was here at West Orchard House when we moved in and which we think would fit in at Beamish!
Celebrating International Women’s Day in aid of the Women’s Fund at the Community Foundation
Organised by the Community Foundation, the event was held at Newcastle’s latest luxury hotel, Crown Plaza Newcastle - Stephenson Quarter and celebrated women in philanthropy. The MC was Carol Malia of BBC Newcastle and she welcomed Jo Barnett, Executive Director of Virgin Money Giving and Interim Executive Director of Virgin Money Foundation. Jo shared her personal insights and Virgin Money’s perspectives on corporate philanthropy, as well as discussing the collaboration between Virgin Money and the Community Foundation.
Carol also welcomed Catrina McHugh of Open Clasp Theatre, a Newcastle-based women’s theatre company that were winners of the “Best of Edinburgh Award 2015” for their pioneering production, “Key Change”. The production was developed with female prisoners from Her Majesty’s Young Offenders Institution in Low Newton in order to give them a voice. It has been taken on tour to male prisons to help change attitudes and with support from the Community Foundation was shown in New York to enormous critical acclaim in January this year.
Tricia and her guests enjoyed a lovely two-course lunch which was followed by a fund-raising raffle and a request for pledges, which raised in excess of £18,000 for the Women’s Fund – a very successful afternoon all around.
During 2016 Tricia will, as usual, be sponsoring a number of local events.
The annual Tynedale Beer festival has become a regular on our calendar with Tricia, as a CAMRA member and keen real-ale aficionado, a major sponsor of the event. This year's dates are from Thursday 16th to Saturday 18th June inclusive.
Wednesday 20th April is the date for The Hexham and District Music Society concert by the Endymion Horn Trio at the Queen's Hall in Hexham which Tricia is sponsoring. Horn player Stephen Stirling joins violinist Krysia Osostowicz and pianist Michael Dussek to play the Brahms horn trio.
Widely regarded as Britain’s finest horn player Stephen will also play Schumann’s Adagio and Allegro. Although more often performed by cello and piano, Schumann originally intended the work for horn. The programme concludes with Beethoven’s C minor violin sonata.
On 30th April, also at the Queen's Hall, Tricia is sponsoring Susan Calman's "Cheer Up Love: Adventures in Depression With the Crab of Hate" between 8 and 9pm. This is part of the Hexham Book Festival.