Fundraising BBQ-Music Night at the Mediterranean Nursery Bovingdon
On Saturday 2nd August there was a Charity BBQ & Music night at the Mediterranean Nursery in Bovingdon to raise money for two charities: the Hospice of St Francis in Berkhamsted and Myeloma UK. Myeloma UK is a charity set up to raise funds for and awareness of Multiple Myeloma, a cancer of the bone marrow.
Every year Stuart and Debbie Oastler hold a fundraising event for the Hospice in memory of Debbie’s late mother Eve Freeman. This year they kindly asked if there could be a joint venture with Myeloma UK, for which the charity was extremely grateful to be given the opportunity.
It was a fantastic evening, great food, good music and an awful lot of support from people coming from all over the Chilterns.
Shops and organisations in and around Chesham, Amersham, Hemel Hempstead and Bovingdon were contacted. It is amazing at just how kind and resourceful the local community is. There were some great raffle prizes from balloon rides, theatre tickets, dog grooming, beauty vouchers to chocolates and bottles of wine. This, without a shadow of a doubt, helped enormously with the fundraising.
Over £3,000 was raised, which is great news for both charities. With ongoing support from the local community they will continue to raise awareness and fundraise. Both charities look forward to the next event.