The staff at Houlton took the opportunity to take part part in a raffle supporting Macmillan Cancer Support.

The prize on offer was the opportunity to take part in the 'Hull Vigil' and was won by Robin Forster. He said of the experience that  "Although the weather was overcast with no particular sunset, I enjoyed the moving experience with an unusual view of the city and being at the same height as the shoulders of Wilberforce’s statue”. 

The Hull Vigil, a first for the UK, is a monumental 365-day performance that will see a bespoke glass, steel framed, wood clad structure built and installed on top of Hull College by local businesses.

Overlooking Queen’s Gardens and the William Wilberforce Statue on one side, and the River Humber, docks and east Hull on the other, 730 people will become the collective ‘vigil’ at sunset and sunrise every day for a year from May 3rd.

The 365-day silent performance has been commissioned by Freedom Festival, the Hull-based arts trust behind the international arts festival held in city.

The fund raising event was the third this year on behalf of Macmillan, we had our annual Christmas jumpers as well as a sweet raffle. In total these raised over £250 - so well done, and thank you to all those who participated.

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