LOROS smash fundraising target at Thorpe Satchville garden party

LOROS Hospice smashed a fundraising target of £10,000 by raising £12,000 at a summer garden party at Thorpe Satchville.

Friday, 21st September 2018, 11:53 am
Updated Saturday, 22nd September 2018, 6:19 am
(Left to right): Sir David Samworth, Anne Davies, Steve Harvey and Les McLintic PHOTO: Supplied

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.”