Beer and Bubbles dinner in aid of The York Minster Fund
PUBLISHED: 00:00 18 November 2016
More than £105,000 has so far been raised for essential repairs and restoration of York Minster.
Beer and Bubbles dinner
Jack Oughtred, Izzy Conry, Jill and Nick Oughtred
James Meysey-Thompson, Alan Warner, Adam Horsley
Steve and Stephanie Wilson, Jo and Jamie Greenwood
Richard Waring, auctioneer at the event, Yvette Langton
Robert Crook, Rev Canon Michael Smith
Charles Dent (centre) chairman of Timothy Taylor Brewery and chair of York Minster Fund with from left, Ben Lumb, Jonathan Barnes, Rob Oxer, Jason Hawkins, Chloe Guy, Adam Brinton
Julia Lister, trustee York Minster Fund, Ben de Lisi, fashion designer
Miranda and Chris Legard, trustee York Minster Fund
Tim Rymer, Very Rev Vivienne Faull, Dean of York, Carol Rymer, Stephen Fell.
Sean McClarron, David Butler-Adams
Charles Dent chair of York Minster Fund, John Colley
Charles Dent, Julie De Nunzio, John Colley
Karen Powell, Diana Terry
Simon Mackaness, Sally and Miles Jenner, Andrew Foreman
John and Kathy Varley, Jane and Tim Dewey
Mike Coupe,Tony De Nunzio
The York Minster Fund said that the final amount reached at the second Beef, Beer and Bubbles dinner at York Minster far outstripped the £72,000 total raised at the first event in 2014.
The dinner, held in the minster’s north transept, was organised by the fund with the support of businesses across Yorkshire but especially with the help of Dovecote Park (the Beef), Timothy Taylor’s, Thwaites Brewery and Heineken (the Beer) and Majestic Wines (the Bubbles). William Jackson Food Group (Aunt Bessie’s) provided Yorkshire puddings and roast potatoes and the meal was finished off with coffee and chocolates provided by Bettys of Harrogate.
The 275 guests heard a grace sung by the York Minster Choir and then pitted their wits against each other in a general knowledge quiz. They also bid for items in a special auction led by Richard Waring from Thomlinsons of Wetherby.