family host ‘great’ fundraiser with a twist


09 August 2016

Ruth Aston, 53, from Bradleigh Avenue, Grays, held the party on Saturday 2nd July to raise money for Little Havens Hospice in Thundersley, following a visit of the hospice which cares for babies, children and teenagers from across Essex who have life-limiting conditions.

On the night 45 guests enjoyed a 1920’s Charleston dance off, a fun casino - Jokers Wild -and photobooth.  The evening raised £1,160.

Ruth said, “We decided to host a 1920’s Great Gatsby with fun casino charity event and our daughter Hope, who is 22, said she would like the money raised to be donated to Little Havens Hospice.

“When I first visited Little Havens I was feeling a little nervous about visiting on my own, but as soon as I passed through the gates, it was like stepping out of the cupboard of The Lion Witch and The Wardrobe - it’s such a beautiful tranquil place.

“As a family we feel it's nice to give something back, especially if you’re in good health. A big thank you must go to my employer, Marks & Spencer’s at Lakeside, who allowed me a special Charity Day which gave me time to organise my event, painting and making props. I would encourage others to do their bit and help out in the community. Thanks also to my friends and family for helping us raise so much.”

For information on hosting a charity fundraiser for Little Havens Hospice, visit havenshospices.org.uk/supportus or call a member of our Community Fundraising team on 01702 220305. 

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