Big day for hospice was ‘brilliant’
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.
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