The Hemel Hempstead MP, Sir Mike Penning, made one of his first official outings after being knighted at Buckingham Palace to our Festive Coffee Morning. We were also delighted to welcome the Mayor of Dacorum, Councillor David Collins.
The main aim of the morning was to raise money for The Hospice of St Francis, and we achieved this with a brilliant £300 from the sales of raffle tickets for prizes ranging from a bottle of Prosecco to a Haven leisure break.
Abodebed is a corporate sponsor of The Hospice of St Francis and wanted the coffee morning to raise awareness of the valuable work of the Hospice as well as fundraising.
Carolyn Addison, Corporate Fundraising Manager at the Hospice, said: “Abodebed has been an amazing supporter of The Hospice of St Francis, helping us to raise the £5m a year in order to continue to provide our outstanding care. Each year we make Christmas as special as we can for our patients and their families – whether it’s serving Christmas dinner at the bedside or hosting a Christmas party for bereaved children.”
Abodebed’s MD, Martin Fieldman, speaking at the Festive Coffee Morning, was delighted with the amount raised. “It’s been great that we’ve had so many people from the local business community who’ve turned out to support and help us raise so much money. We’re very grateful that the Mayor David Collins and the local MP Sir Mike Penning have both supported us. The Hospice is a very important cause for us and has a heavy funding requirement – as the Mayor told us today, the hospice spends over £10 a minute looking after patients who need intensive support and their families. So we at Abodebed are very proud and delighted to have been able to help play a part in supporting such a brilliant charity.”
The Festive Coffee Morning was held at one of our new Premium serviced apartments at The Oval. Click here for more details about our Premium range.