Leading Kent law firm Furley Page has raised £420 for Demelza Hospice Care for Children at its annual women’s Winter Party.
The event was organised by Furley Page’s Family Law Team and held at the firm’s Canterbury office in St Margaret’s Street.
Thirty-five guests, including local businesswomen and representatives from charities including Relate and Save the Children, were treated to sparkling wine and canapés before taking part in a raffle.
Demelza community fundraiser Leila Ilkan thanked everyone for their support and gave guests a brief overview of the work that the charity does.
Furley Page has been hosting similar events since 2008 to raise funds for local charities. Event co-ordinator Naomi Hayward, a solicitor in the firm’s Family Law Team, said: “We chose Demelza this year because our work often involves helping children and their families so we like to support local charities which also work with children.
“Demelza provides invaluable help for children with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions and their families and many people in our local community have benefited from their hard work and support.
“It was wonderful to see so many people come together for a lunchtime event in aid of such a worthy cause. We’d like to thank everyone who attended or offered a raffle prize – we’re delighted with the sum raised.”
Demelza’s Corporate Partnerships Manager, Donna Wells, added: “We are very grateful to Furley Page for the opportunity to speak at their event and for raising such a great amount with their raffle. Support from the community is so important for us to be able to provide our services to over 800 children and their families.”
Businesses which provided raffle prizes included The Ambrette, Café du Soleil, L’Occitane en Provence, Antoniou Hair & Beauty, The Rose Garden Spa, Cath Kidston, Edwards Harvey PR & Marketing, Dater Builders, Jane Keet, Leeds Castle and Stephanie Durling from Produced in Kent. The event took place on March 6 2015.
For further details about Demelza Hospice Care for Children go to www.demelza.org.uk
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Demelza Hospice Care for Children Community fund-raiser , Leila Ilkan. Furley Page's Family Law Solicitor, Naomi Hayward.
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