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Two City Hospice ambassadors teamed up to host their annual Beaujolais event, raising a record-breaking £50,300 for the charity and Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital Charity.

The money raised was split equally between the two charities. With City Hospice’s match funding from The Hodge Foundation and Noah’s Ark’s own match funding, the total raised was brought to £100,600.

Beaujolais Day takes place on the third Thursday of November every year and marks the release of the newest Beaujolais red wine from the Burgundy region in France.

City Hospice ambassadors Chris Macnamara of The Brogue Trader and Spiro Borg hosted the event at Cornerstone in Cardiff on 16 November, welcoming 170 guests to enjoy the celebrations.

Welsh rugby legend Rupert Moon guided guests through the evening’s entertainment, introducing performances from Bryan Gunton, Canton RFC male voice choir, Ceri Dupree and Big Macs Wholly Soul Band.

Guests, including Wynne Evans, Rod Woodward, Nick Davidson, Rhys Williams and local businesses such as cybersecurity firm PureCyber, savoured a champagne reception and delicious four-course meal during the event, as well as tasting the new Beaujolais.

A series of live and silent auctions ran throughout the event, with the generosity of guests helping the duo to raise an incredible £50,300 each for the two charities after match funding.

Nicky Piper, Corporate Partnerships Manager at City Hospice, said:

“Our ambassadors go above and beyond for the charity and Chris and Spiro’s commitment is testament to this. We’d like to thank and congratulate Chris and Spiro for organising another fantastic Beaujolais event and also extend our thanks to their guests whose generosity will make a huge difference to the work we do at City Hospice and also support Noah’s Ark.”

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