A LADIES’ lunch and shopping afternoon at Phyllis Court Club in Henley raised £12,000 for the
A LADIES’ lunch and shopping afternoon at Phyllis Court Club in Henley raised £12,000 for the Chiltern Centre for disabled children.
More than 200 women attended the annual event, which started with an indoor market with about 30 stalls.
There was then a two-course lunch in the club’s ballroom and a raffle and silent auction conducted by antiques expert Jonty Hearnden.
Prizes included a self-drive boat for the day from Hobbs of Henley, tickets to a Take That concert, a photography shoot, make-up vouchers and an interior design day. The guest speaker was Susan Fotherby, whose daughter Lucy received care at the centre in Greys Road, Henley, for more than 10 years.
Hearnden conducted an art auction which raised more than £1,000. Lots included a sketch of gthe Duke and Duchess of Cambridge by Tracey Emin. An abstract oil painting inspired by Jackson Pollock and made by young people at the centre was sold for more than £400.
The event was organised by Emma Lerche-Thomsen and sponsored by KJ Smith Solicitors, of Henley, and supported by 18 other businesses.