Charity BBQ & Music Night

  |  Published: Aug 18th 2015
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On Saturday 11 July we held 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 hold a fundraising event for the Hospice in memory of Debbie's late mother Eve Freeman.  This year they kindly asked if we would like to do a joint venture so we could raise money for Myeloma UK.  We were extremely grateful to be given the opportunity.

We had a fantastic evening.. great food, great music and an awful lot of support from people coming from all over the Chilterns!

We contacted shops and organisations in Buckinghamshire & Hertfordshire and were amazed at just how kind and resourceful the local community is.  We got some great raffle prizes from balloon rides, cricket tickets at the Wormsley Estate, The Snow Centre, Kidzone, tickets for National Trust properties, Chenies Manor, Shendish Manor golf Club and may more generous donations details which will be put on the Mediterranean Nursery website. This, without a shadow of a doubt, helped enormously with the fundraising.  The BBQ food was supplied at cost price by Fyfe's Butchers of Bovingdon, and paella by Bella Paella of Hemel Hempstead.

I am pleased to say we raised £4,746.10 (including £2,000 donated by Barclays Bank) which is great news for both charities.  With ongoing support from our local community we will continue to raise awareness and fundraise, and look forward to our next event in 2016.

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