Fundraising Media Release

Red carpet at Reffley raises funds for QEH

A successful fundraising ball makes an incredible £5,050 for two QEH funds.

The charity fundraiser, organised by friends Maxine, Georgie, Denise and Teresa, was held at Reffley Community Hall on Saturday 6th July, to raise money for The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn Cancer Care & Treatment Fund and Dementia Fund.

A total of 130 guests were treated to a night of great music, prizes and food – which included an ice cream cart!

This is the third ball the women have organised, collectively raising over £13,000 for various areas across the hospital, including a unit very close to the hearts of one member of the fabulous four.

Teresa Sladden, who works in the Endoscopy Unit at the QEH, said: “Our last two balls collectively raised over £8,000 for the Breast Care Unit, which we chose to fundraise for after I was diagnosed there in July 2015.

“This year, we decided to choose a different beneficiary, so we have chosen to split the funds in two. The Macmillan Unit at the QEH give amazing cancer care treatment and the staff are always so kind. As well as this, Maxine’s father is suffering from dementia, so we all felt we would like to raise some money to go towards dementia care within the hospital.”

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After arriving at the venue, guests were greeted by prosecco and a photographer taking pictures on the red carpet. Attendees helped themselves to a delicious buffet and danced the night away to live music and a disco.

A raffle was drawn on the night, including fantastic prizes up for grabs such as a overnight stay at Congham Hall, afternoon tea at Knight’s Hill, free driving lessons and Mercedes convertible for the weekend.

The money raised will be equally split between the Cancer Care and Treatment Fund and the Dementia Fund at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Teresa said: “Everyone had a great night and we are so pleased with the final amount of money raised.”

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Pictured: Maxine, Georgie, Denise and Teresa, event organisers, on the night of the ball

To download the press release and picture, click here

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