Saturday, 16 December 2017

Singer raises money for defibrillator fund

A FUND-RAISING evening at a Henley pub in aid of Millie’s Dream raised enough for a defibrillator.

Singer-songwriter Naomi Vallance performed at the Little Angel in Remenham Lane to raise money for the appeal, which buys the lifesaving devices for schools and communities. A total of £940 was raised.

Appeal founder Sarah Roberts, of King’s Road, Henley, said: “It was absolutely fantastic. People were able to watch the sun go down over the cricket pitch while having a few glasses of wine with Naomi singing.”

Ms Roberts thanked everyone who supported the event, including landlord Doug Green for allowing use of the pub’s conservatory and Valerie Ross, from Rotherfield Peppard, for baking a special Millie’s Dream cake which was sold for £25 on the night. Vallance said she was delighted to perform, adding: “It’s such a worthwhile cause and hopefully it will continue to be as successful as it has been.”

The appeal, which is named after Miss Roberts’ seven-year-old daughter Millie, who has a heart and lung condition, originally aimed to raise £15,000 to equip 10 local schools with a defibrillator.

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