Skipton, North Yorkshire United Kingdom (PressExposure) May 24, 2011 -- Karen Weaving, who raises funds for Cancer Research UK through charity work carried out by the Ribble Valley and White Rose Ladies Committee, has discovered that the Committee have been selected to receive a Flame of Hope Award. The Flame of Hope award is given each year to groups and individuals in recognition of their tireless efforts to raise funds for the charity. Cancer Research UK have been receiving nominations for the award over the last few months and Karen and the White Rose Ladies have been chosen by the charity's awards panel as joint winners of the 'Fundraising in the Community Award 2011'. Karen said: 'We're absolutely thrilled to have been chosen for this award and would like to thank everyone who has nominated us. Cancer Research UK is a very important charity to us and receiving the award will be the icing on the cake for all the fundraising we've worked hard on this year.'
Karen has also discovered that she has been nominated individually for the Fundraising Volunteer of the the Year Award 2011 and that she's been chosen to receive a Special Commendation in this award category. 'I was really delighted to hear that I've been nominated for the Fundraising Volunteer Award. Raising money for Cancer Research UK is a great pleasure and it means a lot to be recognised,' said Karen.
Karen has been invited by Cancer Research UK to attend a special awards lunch at the exclusive Hotel Russell in London on June 10 where she is to be presented with her Fundraising in the Community Award by Michael Pragnell, Chairman of Cancer Research UK. Karen said: 'It'll be a real pleasure to travel to London and take part in the awards ceremony and meet other fundraisers from around the country.'
The Rendezvous Hotel in Skipton, which is owned by Karen and her husband Malcolm Weaving, has been the venue for several Cancer Research UK fundraising events and the fundraising is set to continue with an evening of inspirational fashion ideas is to be held in the Yorkshire Dales hotels conference suite on Tuesday 14 June. Karen said: 'We're hoping that our fashion evening on 14 June will be a great success. It promises to be a fantastic evening with lots of ideas for women of all ages whilst also raising money for Cancer Research UK. Image consultant Clive Bashforth, Senior Trainer for Colour Me Beautiful Europe, will be on hand with tips for dressing for success.' Karen added: I'm sure there are lots of ladies out there who have a wardrobe full of clothes but feel they have nothing to wear. Our fashion evening could help them look at their wardrobe in a new light!' The Rendezvous Hotel makes an excellent venue for the event which begins with a drinks reception and nibbles on arrival, followed by a two course supper and presentation by Clive Bashforth. Tickets are available by contacting the Rendezvous Hotel on 01756 700100.
It's been a busy year for Karen and staff at the The Rendezvous Hotel as they've recently opened an exclusive, brand new luxury wedding suite. The wedding suite is part of a wide range of delightful options available as part of the Rendezvous Hotel's wedding packages, making it one of the premier wedding venues Yorkshire [http://www.rendezvous-skipton.co.uk/index.php/wedding-venues-yorkshire]. Karen said: 'It's been a very exciting year for the Rendezvous Hotel and we're experiencing a great deal of interest in our wedding facilities which is fantastic.' The Rendezvous Hotel is in a great location right next to the canal in Skipton and offers a variety of different sized function rooms and restaurants for future brides to choose from when planning their perfect wedding.