Big day for hospice was ‘bril­liant’

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

HUN­DREDS of peo­ple helped raise £22,000 for a hospice by at­tend­ing its big­gest an­nual com­mu­nity event.

Nearly 2,000 peo­ple braved the el­e­ments and went along to The Hospice of St Fran­cis an­nual Gar­den Party at Ashridge House on Sun­day.

There were more stalls than ever be­fore at the event, as well as food and drink, live mu­sic and chil­dren’s ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing Punch & Judy, face paint­ing, cir­cus skills, magic shows and bal­loon mod­el­ling.

Hospice com­mu­nity fundraiser and event or­gan­iser Sarah Ajder said: “We’re thrilled that so many peo­ple turned out – de­spite the weather – to help us cre­ate such a fan­tas­tic event with a won­der­ful at­mos­phere in sup­port of their lo­cal hospice. It was bril­liant to see so many peo­ple dodg­ing the showers un­de­terred and en­joy­ing all the stalls, the en­ter­tain­ment and the plen­ti­ful food and drink that was on of­fer in such a fan­tas­tic set­ting.

“We’d like to say a

huge thank you to ev­ery­one who sup­ported the event in any way”

The hospice’s next big event is its ninth an­nual Mid­night Walk start­ing at 9pm on Satur­day, June 27. For more in­for­ma­tion or to sign up visit www. stfran­cis.org.uk/ mid­nightwalk.

Pho­tos by ZoeCPho­tog­ra­phy

GRRRREAT: Ki­ran Fletcher painted as a tiger and inset, hand­made scare­crow dolls by Sue Basil

FAM­ILY FUN: Top, chil­dren en­joy­ing the popular Punch & Judy show. Above, Broth­ers Ed­die and Sam El­lis get to grips with the clas­sic cruiser mo­tor­bikes

OR­GAN­IS­ERS: Anna Brown, Steve Jamieson, Kai Peters and Sarah Ajder

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