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Party celebrates 15 years of Hertfordshire Children's Fund

PUBLISHED: 22:02 13 June 2011 | UPDATED: 19:33 20 February 2013

Clare Cotter and Michelle Dawe

Clare Cotter and Michelle Dawe

A Summer Dance to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the Hertfordshire Children's Fund was held on Friday 20th May at OA Sport, Woollams Playing Fields in St Albans – home to Saracens Rugby Team.

A Summer Dance to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the Hertfordshire Childrens Fund was held on Friday 20th May at OA Sport, Woollams Playing Fields in St Albans home to Saracens Rugby Team.

The Fund, which was set up by Hertfordshire Community Foundation, helps disadvantaged children in Hertfordshire through practical support providing basic everyday items such as beds and bedding, carpeting, cookers and washing machines to young families struggling to make ends meet.

The party was a great evening with a party atmosphere, made even better with some fine sunshine and welcoming drinks on the terrace. Dancing followed an excellent three course meal - with a real mix of age groups there was everything from The Rolling Stones to Lily Allen.

There was a fantastic raffle and as ever, the Fund was brilliantly supported by a combination of individuals and local business including OA Sport (venue for the evening), Hertfordshire Wine School (75 voucher for meal with wine-tasting), Cibo DiVino (meal for two), Christopher Wharton (100 gift voucher and jewellery box), Sally Burr Flowers (artificial silk flowers) and Osprey (real leather tote bag) as well as the usual bottles of champers, cognac and port.

A fantastic 4,000 was raised from the event which was organised by the volunteer-led Hertfordshire Childrens Fund Committee. Working together with Hertfordshire Community Foundation the Fund has made over 750 grants, benefiting over 2,500 individuals since inception in 1996.

Johanna Mason, Chair of the Fund, said, 'Everyone can play their part in helping vulnerable children in Hertfordshire support the Fund and join in!'


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