For the fifth consecutive year, the four-star Inn on the Lake has played host to our popular Royal Ascot Ladies Race Day (Thursday 21st June), in aid of our charity of the year, Keswick School. Over 70 lovely ladies from across Cumbria and further afield attended the event, filling the hotel with fancy hats and glamorous dresses, many of which are now regular guests to this glitzy annual event.
On arrival, guests were greeted with glasses of bubbly and canapés in the Orangery, which were enjoyed whilst fun money donations were made and bets were placed. Ladies then made their way to the AA 2 Rosette Lake View restaurant for a live television transmission of the Royal Ascot Race Day on giant screens provided by Fluid Productions. Local singer Glen Anderson entertained in between races, as a superb 3 course Royal Ascot lunch was enjoyed by all.
The day raised a total of £1,045 for Keswick School, from donations towards the fun money and from raffle ticket sales. Over the last five years this fabulous event has raised an impressive £9,371 for four well deserving causes; the Great North Air Ambulance, Amy’s Care, Blood Bikes Cumbria and now Keswick School.
Gary Wilson, Inn on the Lake General Manager and Simon Jackson, Keswick School Head Teacher picture above
Next year we have a special treat for everyone, as we will be holding our Royal Ascot Ladies Day at our sister hotel, the four-star Lodore Falls Hotel and Spa. After a £10million development, the Lodore is the perfect venue for this glamorous event.
Raffles prizes were generously donated by LCR Systems, Evergreens Florist, Caterite, Out of Eden, Ullswater Steamers, Appleby Golf Club, Heaton’s, Jennings Brewery, H&H Reeds Printers, Grapevine, Richard Hayworth Ltd, Gilchrist & Soames UK Ltd, Pioneer Foods, Ribble Farm, Coniston Corporate, Eden Valley Meats, and Farrer’s Tea & Coffee.
This popular event books up fast, so keep an eye out for next year’s date (Thursday 20th June) and book early – 017687 77285