LOROS Hospice smashed a fundraising target of £10,000 by raising £12,000 at a summer garden party at Thorpe Satchville.
The event, held in the beautiful grounds of Markham House, home to Sir David and Lady Samworth, was sponsored by Leicester-based Westerby Group and hosted by BBC East Midlands Today presenter and LOROS patron Anne Davies.
Laura Betts, fundraising manager at LOROS, said: “It was a privilege working with the Westerby Group on such a fabulous event.
“Group chairman Les McLintic and managing director Steve Harvey promote a wonderful ethos at the Westerby Group which is to support local charities and give something back to the community they live and work in.”
The garden party provided a perfect summer afternoon with Pimm’s on the lawn and a mouth-watering buffet with delicious desserts served in a marquee, supported by Burleighs Gin with catering provided by Dimblebee.
Les McLintic, Westerby Group chairman, said: “The event’s success was built on a brilliant charity partnership.
“Westerby Group would like to thank LOROS for all their hard work and commitment in arranging such a wonderful afternoon.
“This couldn’t have happened without the support of Sir David and Lady Samworth whose generosity has helped to raise funds for people needing hospice care.”