Two Michelin Stars, One Exceptional Night

The Douglas Macmillian Hospice was chosen as the designated charity for the annual Michelin Dinner at World of Wedgewood…and I got to meet the chefs!

This exceptional evening brought together a committed group of local businesses in support of The Dougie Mac, a local hospice that provides its services free-of-charge to over 3,000 patients with life-limiting illnesses each year in North Staffordshire, also giving supportive care to their families and carers.

The Michelin employees chose Dougie Mac as the Stoke-site charity of the year, then worked with local companies to create a fantastic fundraising evening.

Held at the historic World of Wedgewood, the two Michelin chefs who donated their time were:

Robert Palmer, head chef at Peel’s Restaurant at Hampton Manor

John Williams MBE, executive chef at The Ritz London

I was honoured to play for the welcome drinks reception, held in the lobby area. The acoustics were AMAZING for the harp, which was easily able to be heard by all the 150 diners as they prepared for their evening with a glass of champagne or one of the specially-crafted gin and tonics.  As the first guests arrived I started with recogniseable classics including Fur Elise and La Source, then picked up the pace with Lara’s Theme from Dr Zhivago, Moon River and Wonderwall.

The evening was a huge success raising £55k for the Dougie Mac hospice.  Congratulations to everyone involved – and thank you Michelin and Douglas Macmillian Hospice for letting me be a part of it.

“Just a quick note say a huge thank you for helping to make last night such a massive success. Your Harp playing was really beautiful and sounded so lovely. The feedback has been excellent and can you believe that we raised a staggering £55k for the Hospice? We are so fortunate to have such amazing support and really appreciate the part that you played.” Stephanie Bradbury, Senior Corporate Fundraiser, Douglas Macmillian Hospice

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