fashionable fundraiser tops £3,000

11 April 2016

The Silent Commentary Fashion Show and Lunch was organised by Rita Roth from Westcliff-on-Sea and presented by Occasion Boutique based in Chalkwell.
The event took place on Tuesday 5th April and around 130 guests attended in support of two charities - Havens Hospices and Southend and Westcliff Jewish Community Centre. Hosted at Genting Casino the event included a three course lunch and raffle.
At the end of the event the proceeds were split between the two charities.

This year’s successful event now brings the total that Rita has raised across four shows to over £10,000.

Rita Roth, Event Organiser, said
“I am delighted with the success of this year’s show and with the news that we have now raised over £10,000 for the charities. I would like to thank everybody who attended and supported the event. I am indebted to Genting Casino and Occasion Boutique without whose generous help this annual function could not take place. I am also lucky to have a super group of friends who all support my efforts.

“Jewish Care provides valuable services to the ‘not so young’ in this area. The Community Centre is wonderful and offers good company, good food and entertainment together with trained support workers. They also provide a Home Care team. Fair Havens Hospice and Little Havens Hospice provide care to adults and children with life-limiting conditions as well as supporting their families. I firmly believe that these local people should be given the maximum care to ensure their lives are as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.”

To find out more about Havens Hospices and how you can support the charity please call 01702 220305 or ‘Like’ the charity’s fundraising Facebook page at

Rosalyn Luckman, Community Fundraising Manager for Havens Hospice said
“Without people like Rita, who so passionately organise such fantastic fundraisers on our behalf, our hospices simply couldn’t exist. I went along on the day and know that everybody had a brilliant time. I’d like to thank Rita and everybody else who was involved for helping us to continue ‘Making every day count’ for all those we care for.

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