Patrick’s Restaurant, Bar and Event Catering in Ashley Cross, has been busy this autumn, hosting and organising a number of fundraising events in aid of local charities including Julia’s House, YMCA (Shore Ideas), the Hamworthy Scouts and Poole Young Carers.

The season of charity events kicked off in mid-September, with an Elvis Presley tribute night for the Mayor of Poole’s three charities, YMCA (Shore Ideas), the Hamworthy Scouts and Poole Young Carers. Patrick’s hosted the evening, which included a three-course meal and a performance from the award-winner Garry Foley – one of the South West’s best known Elvis Presley tribute singers.

Councillor Peter Adams, the Mayor of Poole, commented: “The event raised £550 for our charities, so many thanks to Patrick for putting on such an enjoyable evening. Garry Foley was a huge hit as Elvis Presley, and we are now planning a return visit.”

The end of September was marked with a charity golf day held at Broadstone Golf Club, in which Patrick’s raised £1,000 in aid of Julia’s House, the Dorset hospice which is dedicated to helping children with life-limiting conditions. Barclays generously matched the funds raised, making the total £2,000 for Julia’s House.

Most recently, Patrick’s hosted a meal and quiz night at Patrick’s on Tuesday October 7, also in aid of Julia’s House. Compered by Paul Kinvig, the event raised £700 for the charity.

Patrick’s has also raised more than £500 from charity pots on bar for the Royal Marines Charitable Trust. This generous sum was sent to them in mid-September.

Patrick Michael, owner of Patrick’s Restaurant, Bar and Event Catering said: “It makes us really proud to have helped some important local charities this autumn. We’ve raised thousands of pounds for some great local causes and look forward to continuing the support in the future.”

Patrick’s regularly hosts charity gigs, golf days and quiz nights throughout the year. For further information email [email protected], call 01202 734000 or visit www.facebook.com/Patrickspoole to be informed of future events.