Young Adult Group members lead the fun and games

Published: November 28, 2014

Group photo at the Richard House Games Evening

Young adults at Richard House pulled out all the stops to put on a fun-filled games evening to thank corporate supporters last night.

The annual event is organised and hosted by members of the Young Adult Group and this time was supported by volunteers from Blackrock. This year’s theme was ‘American Funfair’ and activities included screenings of films that young people had made, hoopla games, team competitions and a Q and A session with a panel of young adult service users. There was also an opportunity to see three time world champion Nikki Lauda’s first F1 car which had been lent to the hospice thanks to COYS auction house.

Screen stars Jim Carter and Imelda Staunton, who are patrons of Richard House, also came along.

Supporters from Barclays, Blackrock, Majedie Asset Management, Squire Patton Boggs, Weightmans, Tate & Lyle, Hitachi Consulting, Miller Insurance Services enjoyed the evening. Simon Greener from Hitachi said: “It’s genuinely inspiring to see the hospice in action. An event like this is great, and you can see how passionate everyone involved is, which is amazing.”

Young adult Murad Shaikh said: “Every Richard House event I come to is always a pleasure to be part of I always have fun and it’s nice to see children who are my age and are part of the Young Adults Group and see them happy. It makes me emotional.”

Carla Rivero, corporate partnerships executive at Richard House said: “The evening was a fantastic opportunity for people who support the hospice to meet service users and for the young adults to lead the way and put on a real show!”

Pictured: Young adults and supporters with patrons Jim Carter and Imelda Staunton at the games evening ‘Question Time’