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Chairman's event raises thousands for local charity

Chairman's event raises thousands for local charity A children's charity has been given a boost of more than £3,000 thanks to a special fundraising event.

Helen and Douglas House in Oxford, which offers respite and end of life care for children, young adults and their families, is the chosen charity of West Oxfordshire District Council chairman Cllr Norman MacRae.

A total of £3,050 was raised at a special Chairman's dinner at the Witney Lakes resort with the cash coming from donations, a raffle and an auction.

Cllr MacRae said: "This is a fantastic charity which is available to every family across the district and beyond and the work staff and volunteers carry out is inspirational. I am delighted to be able to help."

The cash from night will be used to contribute towards the £5.2m a year medical and running costs of Helen and Douglas House which cares for up to 15 patients at any one time.

Community Fundraiser Alison Hooker said: "Almost 90 per cent of our funding comes from donations and this contribution is very much appreciated to provide care for children and young adults.

"We would like to thank Norman and everyone involved."

Posted : 28/04/2017 12:06:41

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