Friendly smiles from Rose Herbert, senior ward sister, and Liz Irvine, healthcare assistant at St Peter and St James Hospice. Funds raised at a Fletching ball will more than cover the cost of a nurse at the hospice for a year.

Fletching ball raises nearly £30,000 for hospice

Nearly £30,000 was raised at a Back to School Ball in Fletching last month. The money will more than cover the cost of a nurse at the St Peter and St James Hospice for a year.

The event was organised by Lucy and Dominic Judd and more than 320 guests attended.

The highlight of the night was an auction, including 20 lots that guests could start bidding for online prior to the event.

Prizes included a stay at a villa, Chanel accessories, South Africa v England Preview Dinner Table for ten people and Michael McIntyre tickets for a box at the O2.

Lucy Judd said afterwards: “The evening was a great success and we were delighted by the overwhelming generosity of our guests. Altogether the evening made £29,433. The money will more than cover the cost of a nurse at the hospice for a year.

“Having had first-hand experience of the work of the local hospice we wanted to help them by holding this fund-raising ball.”

Carolyn Robinson, donor relationship manager at St Peter and St James Hospice said: “The money raised by Lucy and Dominic, along with all the guests at the ball, is fantastic. We are very grateful to all involved and want to pass on our thanks and gratitude to everyone.”

She added: “One of our biggest costs at the hospice is the number of nurses required to help provide care for the terminally ill. The in-patients at thehospice need round-the-clock support to ensure they receive the highest quality of care we can give them.

“Every year we support over 600 patients, many of whom will use the hospice facilities for respite and end of life care.”

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