Birds star flocks to garden party
BIRDS of a Feather star Pauline Quirke joined guests at a hospice’s garden party. The actress was among the guests at a fun-filled garden party on Sunday, July 12 at South Bucks Hospice. The charity laid on entertainment and food for dozens of people including dignitaries from Amersham and High Wycombe. Broadchurch star Pauline, who lives in the area, took up an invitation to join the gathering which also included Chairman of Chiltern District Council Councillor Mimi Harker, Chairman of South Bucks District Council Councillor Duncan Smith, Mayor of High Wycombe Councillor Mohammed Hanif and Chairman of Wycombe District Council Councillor Ian McEnnis. Pauline said: “It was such a pleasure to be part of this great event in support of a fantastic local cause. The gardens looked stunning and it was brilliant to come back to visit the hospice years after I first came to visit and see how much it has progressed. I was amazed to hear the plans for the new premises South Bucks Hospice are going to be building and hope our community come together to support this very worthwhile project.” To fit with Wimbledon, strawberries and cream were served, along with Cava, tea and homemade cakes. There were three groups of performers – including the Bisham Concert Band, Cosmosis and Kuryan Pereira. Hospice chief executive Jo Woolf said: “Everyone had a great time and really seemed to enjoy themselves. It was our chance to get across the message of what the Hospice brings to the community but we also wanted our guests to have fun.” The hospice, currently in High Wycombe, is shortly to start building work on a new £4.7m centre in Totteridge to serve the whole of South Buckinghamshire.
FUNDRAISING FUN: Birds of a Feather’s Pauline Quirke (centre) was among the guests at South Bucks Hospice’s garden party with from left, Cllr Ian McEnnis, Cllr Mimi Harker, Steve Sheen, Jo Woolf and Sarah McEnnis