Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Fundraising lunch at new Fawley River Club

A CHARITY lunch in aid of Sue Ryder was held at Fawley Court on Saturday.

A CHARITY lunch in aid of Sue Ryder was held at Fawley Court on Saturday.

More than 100 invited guests attended the event at the invitation of Aida Hersham, who has owned the historic riverside mansion since 2010 and this year has launched the Fawley River Club.

They included Lady Hambleden, Henley Mayor Lorraine Hillier and town councillors as well as local professionals, business owners and prominent figures such as Ed Simons, chairman of Kenton Theatre trustees, and Billy Pinches, organiser of the Henley summer fireworks, which took place that evening on his neighbouring land.

Before the three-course lunch, guests enjoyed drinks and canapés while watching the action from the royal regatta and some went on a boat trip.

After the main course Stewart Marks, director of Sue Ryder?s Nettlebed hospice, gave a short speech about the work of the charity and then invited guests to complete pledge cards.

Mrs Hersham said: ?We were delighted to host the Sue Ryder hospice at Fawley River Club and thrilled that the Henley community has shown its very strong support for the hospice.?

Mr Marks said: ?I?m very grateful to Aida and the Fawley River Club for hosting this event for us. It?s a great opportunity for Sue Ryder to be involved in the regatta and to be part of the community of Henley.?

Tracey Hancock, head of fund-raising, added: ?We would like to thank all those who attended for supporting us so generously to help ensure we can continue to provide our incredible care, both at the hospice and in the community, to all those who need our help.?

* More photographs from this event will be published in Picture This in next week?s Henley Standard.

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