little havens hospice raise nearly £50,000 at their iith annual ascot with a twist event

27 June 2017

On Thursday 22nd June, Orsett Hall Hotel opened its doors for the eleventh annual Little Havens’ Ascot with a Twist event.

Every year Little Havens Hospice hosts an exclusive fundraiser Ascot with a Twist – a glamorous Ladies’ Day raising vital funds for the hospice.

Guests are greeted with a Pimms drinks reception, before enjoying a three-course summer luncheon. Throughout the day there is live entertainment and fundraising games to keep everyone happy whilst they wait for the racing and ‘fun-betting’ to begin.

High Tea was served as races are streamed live from the official Royal Ascot Ladies Day; guests are able to have a little flutter for exclusive prizes that are kindly donated to the charity to help raise money. Prizes throughout the day included two return flights to New York and Adele tickets for her sold out concert at Wembley!

Cathryn Wood Events Fundraiser at Havens Hospices said

“Every year we’re overwhelmed by the generosity shown by the ladies that attend on the day and the support we receive from the local business community who donate prizes or sponsor activities.

“Through their kindness the ladies and the local community are all helping a child living with a serious illness be as pain free and comfortable as possible. They are truly helping us to fulfil our promise of ‘Making every day count’ for babies, children, teenagers and their families across Essex.

“Over the years the event has continue to grow and this year we were joined by 450 ladies and raised almost £50,000 which is definitely a record breaker. So, thank you to everyone who came to the event and helped us raise such a tremendous amount of money for Little Havens Hospice. We are now looking forward to next year’s event and are hoping to make it even bigger and better than this year!”

To find out more about the care provided by Havens Hospices and how you can support the charity please contact the Fundraising Team on 01702 220305 or visit

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