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St Francis 30for30: Raise funds by throwing a party

15:00 17 May 2014

Hospice mascot Frankie the Lion with Hospice at Home team Heath Care Assistant Julie White from Cranham

Hospice mascot Frankie the Lion with Hospice at Home team Heath Care Assistant Julie White from Cranham

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Holding a Big Brew event to raise money for Saint Francis Hospice is such a great idea, you’re probably already planning it.

The Mercury Mall Romford management celebrate the launch of the Big Brew with Saint Francis Hospice fundraisers. L to R: Rochelle Hodds, Spencer Hawken, Mercury Mall Centre Manager Sarah de Courcy Rolls, Torren Mahmut, Carol Fletcher, and Lynda HeadThe Mercury Mall Romford management celebrate the launch of the Big Brew with Saint Francis Hospice fundraisers. L to R: Rochelle Hodds, Spencer Hawken, Mercury Mall Centre Manager Sarah de Courcy Rolls, Torren Mahmut, Carol Fletcher, and Lynda Head

Or certainly you will be if you’re anything like Barkingside pensioner Wendy Scates, who is hosting a strawberry tea event at her home in June as part of the hospice’s new social fundraising campaign.

“My decision to have a strawberry cream tea party was my own, but now I know about the Big Brew it links in very nicely,” said the 69-year-old.

And the serendipity was particularly poignant for someone who has been involved in fundraising for the hospice, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, for more than three decades.

“I decided on the hospice because I’ve been associated with it since the 1980s, when they were raising the funds to build it,” she said. Wendy, who chairs her local group of the Foresters Friendly Society, also said that supporting a regional, rather than national charity, meant positive outcomes were more visible to donors.

She added, of the hospice: “It’s well known, it’s got a very good reputation in the area and all of us hope we’ll never have to use it, but we’ve probably all known someone who’s gone through its doors.”

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But why should you organise your own Big Brew event?

Because if you haven’t already run a marathon for charity, that’s almost certainly because you’re not physically capable of doing one – and a coffee morning, afternoon tea-with-a-fee, or home-brewed beer tasting session is much more sedentary.

Wendy’s strawberry cream tea party on June 28 is open to everyone, with sandwiches and raffle prizes on offer in addition to the obvious – but there’s plenty of freedom to come up with your own unconventional fundraising plan.

• If you want to go to Wendy’s strawberry tea, call her on 020 8252 0254

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