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Sophie Cook

Sales & Events

BEST WESTERN Whitworth Hall Hotel

Whitworth Country Park

County Durham

DL16 7QX


Family Fun Day for Grace House

In association with etc magazine

Dear Sir/Madam

I would like to introduce myself and the reason why I am contacting you. I am Sophie Cook; the newly appointed Sales & Events team member at BEST WESTERN Whitworth Hall Hotel, County Durham.

We are currently organising a family fun day here in the grounds of Whitworth Hall Country Park and I am delighted to be able to offer you the opportunity to increase sales and awareness of your business whilst supporting a wonderful charity, Grace House North East. Grace House is a children’s hospice due to open later this year that will support children with life limiting illnesses and their families. Please take a look at the following:

We are looking for related businesses to attend the event and make it a really good day out for all of the family. We are looking for sponsors to support the cost of actually running the day whilst creating awareness of their business perhaps to a whole new target audience.


  • ·         Free advertising stall

  • ·         Company named in some advertising, paper, websites, posters, leaflets over the PA system on the day, social media

  • ·         Medium sized advertising banner situated along the driveway in to Hotel & Park grounds for minimum of 3 days leading up to and a week after event (we provide as soon as we have your approved art work)

  • ·         Local radio coverage on the day TBC

  • ·         Free entry into £800 Sponsors only draw, to win FREE hire of Whitworth Suite function room with welcome drinks (worth over £475 based on 60 people) valid for twelve months.

  • ·         10 % of next two corporate bookings (not including alcohol)

  • ·         We will issue you with five 10% off vouchers to use within our hotel dining

  • ·         If you are already a service provider of the hotel your company banner will state that your services are used by BEST WESTERN Whitworth Hall Hotel

We would be delighted to have you on board for our first family fun day for this amazing charity. Please feel free to call me on 07551925998 or email me at

All interested parties please call or email Sophie to further discuss and to opt in, all payments need to be in by July 25th this is to maximise your advertising exposure. Payments made after this date cannot guarantee optimum advertising. Cut off date to qualify for banners is 31st of July.

Kindest Regards

Sophie Cook


The event is now being run in association with etc magazine

2 full page ads within the magazine July & Aug (so pay sponsorship deposit ASAP to be included within this advert-dead line for July has now passed)

3 smaller adverts in Sunderland & Middlesbrough Echo

Spenny News

The Northern Echo


Scholastic Children's Books will advertise on their Horrible Histories Facebook page (over 90000 followers)

Radio- Smooth, Star & Sun FM

All social media from our side and ALL companies taking part

Photo shoots with Terry Deary TBA

Press release going out July and August   


We are known for the idyllic setting, surrounded by Deer, Rabbits an array of Birds fishing lake holding Roach, Perch Rudd and Carp.

fishing lake

The hotel is close to main travel routes, The A1 5.2 miles we are 9.5 miles from the center of Durham and just 21.5 from Newcastle.


The Parnaby family were last located at Whitworth Country Park in 1996 when it was a family home. 

In 1998 this wonderful grade 2 listed building was opened as a hotel. 

Late 2013 the Parnaby family bought BEST WESTERN Whitworth Hall hotel they and dedicated staff are working together to re-introduce BEST WESTERN Whitworth Hall hotel and the wonderful grounds back to its former glory for everyone to once again enjoy.

We at BEST WESTERN Whitworth Hall will continue to offer a warm, professional and friendly service to; our past, present and future guests.

Thank you for choosing BEST WESTERN Whitworth Hall Hotel.

Please check site regularly for updates, offers and events.


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Run a Stall Family Fun Day For Grace House North East At Whitworth Hall Country Park DL16 7QX 10.30 am till 4pm

We are currently organising a family fun day here in the grounds of Whitworth Hall and I am delighted to be able to offer you the opportunity to increase sales and awareness of your business whilst supporting a wonderful charity Grace House North East.

Stalls are priced at £55 each or £90 for two (100% of which will go to Grace House North East) County Durham independent shops get 30% off stall price!

Terry Deary, renowned writer, Director, Actor & supporter of Grace House North East will kindly be attending on the day.

This will be a highly publicised event, we have adverts in Rareing2Go, what’s on guide magazine handed out to hundreds of schools in the North East. News Papers, Radio, Posters and more

Stall holders to provide own stall not exceeding 9ft
Local produce  independent shops Artists Sculptors

Contact: 07551925998