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With 8 days to go until the charity event in Parson’s Green in aid of The Chase Hospice, it’s full steam ahead! We rely principally on the support of the local community to provide the food and drink for the event, so 100% of the money raised can be given to the charity.

I have been bowled over by the generosity of some of the independent grocers, delis, restaurants and individuals in the local community etc. who have given wine, canapes, raffle and auction prizes. It’s amazing how they have been willing to support the event, despite the tough times we are in. I’m not sure I should mention their names, because people might start hounding them!

Some, however, haven’t been at all forthcoming, suprisingly mainly the big names, the multiples for example. I appreciate they get requests for help for events but…it would have been easier to get blood from a stone!

We’re nearly there now, all we need now is ice and soft drinks.

Charity Party, 14 Nov, Alpha Romeo Showrooms, Parsons Green

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Charity Event, Parsons Green 14 November

by 21stcenturymummy on October 26, 2009


Last November, my husband and I went to a charity party in Parsons Green, organised by friends of friends, in aid of Kids Company. We didn’t really know anyone but surprisingly had a fabulous night, my husband came away having won a Caterham for the weekend in the auction (which we went all the way down the Champagne region and back in – woo hoo!).

Somehow this year I have been roped (very willingly) into helping organise it this year. It has been running for four years and was set up initially by a lovely guy called Jonathan Silver. This year’s event is being held on 14 November at the Alpha Romeo Showrooms in Parsons Green. Money raised will go to Chase Children’s Hospice, a charity for terminally ill children.

It’s great fun being on the organising committee, a group of eight eclectic individuals from all walks of life, all volunteering their time. My job: trying to get local food and drink suppliers on board, whom we completely rely on so 100% of the money raised can go to the charity. That’s the “easy” part, the nerve-wracking bit is hoping guests will come. There were 200 last year, we’re hoping ito double that this year – not that we’re aiming high or anything… but we want to raise £50,000 (double what was raised last year). There’ll be a comedian, awesome band, auction etc.

I don’t do marathons or 10k runs for charities, so this is my bit for a very worthy cause. It’s going to be an amazing event.

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