Film hunks give 50 shades of wel­come

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Helping Others - By Ai­dan Bar­low

A char­ity held a deluxe cinema screen­ing of the raunchy film 50 Shades Darker to boost funds for a new hos­pi­tal unit to sup­port be­reaved par­ents.

The Twin­kling Stars Project was set up by sis­ters Char­lotte Bas­sett-Rogers, Ge­orgina Var­nalls and Leigh Knight af­ter the death of Char­lotte’s baby Blake, who was still­born af­ter 25 weeks in 2014.

The trio have since held a range of fundrais­ers to help pay for the cre­ation of a new unit away from the ma­ter­nity ward, to sup­port par­ents who have suf­fered mis­car­riages or still­born ba­bies at the Wil­liam Har­vey Hos­pi­tal, Ash­ford.

They have so far raised more than £25,000 and work on the new unit is set to start im­mi­nently.

Now the sis­ters want to raise ex­tra cash to make sure it is fully fur­nished and ready to help fam­i­lies.

The film stars heart­throb Jamie Dor­nan as su­per rich busi­ness mag­nate Chris­tian Grey and Dakota John­son as Anas­ta­sia Steele.

The au­di­ence were greeted by their very own Mr Greys in the form of hunks Tyler Ash­down, Reece Drage, Dar­ren Sut­ton and Ash­ley Bar­rett.

There were free goodie bags and de­tails of busi­nesses which have sup­ported the char­ity. There was a stall set up by an Ann Sum­mers party group with Martina Bai­ley Cook and Katie Baker.

Leigh Knight said the char- ity raised £1,500 more from the sell-out night and praised the sup­port shown by the women who went.

She said: “We are ab­so­lutely de­lighted. It goes to show that the com­mu­nity are re­ally be­hind us to sup­port the project. It is go­ing to ben­e­fit lots of lo­cal fam­i­lies.”

To find out more about the char­ity visit search for the Twin­kling Stars Project on Face­book or visit www.jus­tiv­­ing/Twin­klingS­tarsPro­ject.

Dar­ren Sut­ton, Opal Poo­ley, Molly Parr, Fiona Red­ford and Ash­ley Bar­rett

Martina Bai­ley Cook and Katie Baker from Ann Sum­mers

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