56 guests contributed a total of £1,500 (including gift aid) in aid of Demelza Hospice, that provides care and attention to children and young persons with terminal conditions to give them the most fulfilling life they can, so that they, along with their families, have an opportunity to build memories for however long they have together. Demelza has been providing this care since 1998.
The raffle was for prizes including a bottle of champagne, six bottles of wine, dinner for two, an overnight stay with bed and breakfast for two, and four tickets to a cricket match at Kent Cricket alongside a bottle of champagne and a signed cricket ball by England and Kent player Joe Denly,
Some of the top table guests were: Leighton Bascom, Chartered FCSI, president, South East Branch, CISI; Cllr James Scholes, deputy mayor of Tunbridge Wells; Ivo Graham, comedian and guest speaker; Lila Dowie, head of corporate partnerships & trusts, Demelza; Jane Scholes, deputy mayoress, Tunbridge Wells; Julie Philips, CEO, Seven Oaks; Alexandra Gordon, vice president, Kent Law Society; Simon Culhane, Chartered FCSI, chief executive officer, CISI; Leighton Bascom, Chartered FCSI, president, South East Branch, CISI; Cllr James Scholes, deputy mayor, Tunbridge Wells; and Dr Michael Coulon, senior lecturer in finance, University of Sussex.
The sponsors for this event were First Trust, Raymond James, Aviva, Brewin Dolphin, without whom it would not have been possible. If you would like to support future dinners, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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