Excellent local fundraising events for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By Richard Whitehouse   |   Local Democracy Reporter   |
Wednesday 18th October 2017 12:15 pm
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'70s Disco at Bridges Community Centre

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Many local events have been taking place to fundraise for Breast Cancer Haven, in aid of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, including a 70s Disco, Flanesford Fayre, and a Fashion Show.

The ‘70s Vinyl Disco at Bridges Community Centre took place on Saturday, October 14th, and music was provided by local DJ Pete Stead, helped by Terry Cleaves.

There were some truly fabulous costumes and the dance floor was full and stayed that way until the end of the evening. Partygoers were from Ross-on-Wye, Monmouth, and The Forest.

The sell out event raised £1400, which will all go to Breast Cancer Haven in Hereford.

Another event took place at Flanesford Priory in Ross-on-Wye on October 10th, in aid of Breast Cancer Haven.

The event was a charity shopping day ‘Flanesford Fayre,’ with lunches by Izzie for £20, including a chilled glass of Provencal Rose, with two sittings at 12pm and 1.30pm.

They managed to raise a huge £6,000 for Breast Cancer Haven.

Janet Hutchings said: “An enormous thank you to all you wonderful shoppers, fabulous stallholders for creating such great temptation.

“Also, to all the girls who helped out free of charge for both the Monday evening reception and all day on Tuesday. We could also not have done this without our kind sponsors as well - thank you to Tanners Wines, Wye Media, Emma Webster Flowers, Cotswold BMW, Fingal Rock, to name a few.”

At Penyard House in Weston under Penyard, on Friday, October 13th, a “Ladies Evening” took place, with all the proceeds donated.

There was Prosecco on arrival from 7pm, with carefully selected local pop up shops, a prize draw, a fashion show, beginning at 7.30pm and a learning experience with House of Colour.

There was also a ‘goodie bag’ for every guest, including a ‘VIP goodie bag’ for the first 20 tickets.

Breast Cancer Haven is the charity that supports women through their breast cancer treatment.

When breast cancer tries to rob a woman of her individuality, her confidence or her strength, they provide the tailored package of emotional, physical and practical support that helps her hold on to them.

They support women and their families via a network of six welcoming centres around the UK, of which Hereford is one, and through an expanding network of other services.

They are there to provide women with the support that treatment alone can not.

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