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Jeremy Paxman joins charity fundraiser
Published 16/01/13



ABOUT 50 people attended a charity dinner which raised £8,210 for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

Guest speaker Jeremy Paxman talked about the British Empire at the event held at Leander Club in Henley last Friday.

The dinner was organised by Jill Chenery, from Harpsden, who has a three-year old granddaughter with cystic fibrosis, with help from Judith Malcolmson. She said: “I had three aims in mind — to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis, to raise its profile in the area and to make sure that everybody had a really good time and enjoyed themselves. I feel that we achieved all three.

“Jeremy Paxman aimed the talk just right for the group as it was informative but with a little bit of humour and anecdotes.”

An auction and silent auction raised nearly £4,000. A one-week stay at a holiday cottage in Rock, Cornwall, sold for £700. Other items included a copy of The Railway Children signed by actress Jenny Agutter and flowers donated by the Henley Flower Arrangement Club.

Mrs Chenery said: “Everybody who was there felt like that they were helping to give hope to children and young families who live with cystic fibrosis.”

The event was sponsored by Warranty Direct, of Reading.


Published 16/01/13

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