Rainham woman helps hospice raise more than �700 with charity ball

A Rainham woman helped raise more than �700 for a children’s hospice by putting on a glittering charity ball on a boat on the Thames.

Amy Dangerfield of Abbey Wood Lane, organised the masquerade ball in aid of the Little Havens Children’s Hospice, based in Thundersley, Essex.

The 24-year-old was inspired to raise money for the hospice after she began working with people in need of critical care at the intensive care unit at Whipps Cross Hosptial, Leytonstone.

With the last few donations now counted, Amy has announced she and her guests helped to raise more than �700 for the hospice.

She said: “I wanted to do something special for the charity and also give people the chance to dress up and enjoy a great night out at the same time.

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“We had a fantastic night with everyone partying for a great cause.

“The best part of the evening was when the band, Alamode, continued to play after the ball had finished until 3am!

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The evening’s entertainment included a live band and DJ.

There was also a charity raffle with some prizes including tea for two at The Ritz, �100 cash and tickets to see comedian John Bishop at the o2 Arena.

Little Havens Community Fundraiser, Peter Hall, said: “I’m hugely grateful to Amy for all her hard work and would like to thank her for such a fabulous fundraiser for Little Havens.

“The care at Little Havens is free of charge but it wouldn’t be possible without the support of our local community and supporters like Amy.

“I’m looking forward to supporting her with her next fundraising event.”

If you’d like to find out more about fundraising or volunteering for Little Havens, call 01702 220305 or visit www.havenshospices.org.uk.

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