Film hunks give 50 shades of welcome
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.com/fundraising/TwinklingStarsProject.
Darren Sutton, Opal Pooley, Molly Parr, Fiona Redford and Ashley Barrett
Martina Bailey Cook and Katie Baker from Ann Summers