Duncton fundraisers pull out all the stops


DUNCTON villagers have pulled out all the stops in their fundraising efforts in aid of the Children’s Hospice, Chestnut House.

And now they have raised £6,000 in a single evening.

Two Duncton stalwarts Caroline Fleetwood and Louise Exall have masterminded the fund raising for the children’s hospice in the village this year.

They were joined by parish council chairman Marie Bracey to organise the gala evening.

There was nearly £3000 in the kitty before the evening and the target was £6500 that would pay the cost of running the hospice for one day. .

More than 120 people gathered at the Duncton Village Hall but not inside the hall itself, instead they were in stunning tipis supplied for free by Beautiful World Tents.

The food came from Fat Hog and Big Pan Catering with desserts from The Naked Food Company.

There was an auction, led by Nick Carter of Channel 4’s Lots Road fame and a grand raffle.

Finally the evening ended with music from the renowned Willie Austin.

“The generosity of all these, along with local businesses and families who supported the raffle and auction, meant that over £6000 was raised on the night, “ said Marie.

“So we had reached a grand total of £9,200 meaning that we could pay for 36 hours of hospice care.”

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