Search

Beckton hospice young say thanks with fun evening

09:00 19 November 2012

Young adults from Richard House Children’s Hospice pulled out all the stops to put on a fun-filled evening for corporate supporters of the charity.

The young people from the Beckton hospice volunteered their services for the recent event as a thank you for all the support it has received from companies over the past 12 months.

The Young Adults group at Richard House is made up of 14 to 25-year-old service users who the hospice is assisting with day-to-day needs and transition to adult hospice care.

Among the fun activities on offer on the evening were family games and a cinematic experience.

This was the first time the young adults have ever hosted an event at Richard House.

Richard House needs to raise about £1.8m a year from its supporters to keep running. It cares for almost 300 families supporting children and young people with life-limiting, life-threatening and complex healthcare needs. These families come from across London and the south east.

Sarah Burden, corporate partnerships executive, said: “The evening was a fantastic opportunity for some of our young people to engage with supporters, and we hope to hold a similar event next year.

“We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who was involved in making the evening a success. We have already received excellent feedback about this event, even from guests who went home with a wooden spoon from their competitions.”

The food for the evening was provided by the Hilton Hotel, with staff from Hard Rock Cafe and the Hilton Hotel supporting the evening.

0 comments

Latest News Stories

Yesterday, 18:38
Mohammed Yasser Afzal

The man accused of murdering a minicab controller admitted in a typed letter found in his pocket that he killed him “because of his own crazy feelings”, a court heard today.

UN Court
Yesterday, 17:59
London City Airport runway expansion plans canned

London City Airport chiefs are “perplexed” and “disappointed” by the Mayor of London’s decision to refuse plans to expand runways on noise grounds.

London
Yesterday, 17:00
Spicerhaart NY Conference 2015 - rasik Bhudia from East Ham recieves award

Team members from top performing estate agents in Newham are celebrating after scooping awards in New York.

United Kingdom
Yesterday, 14:28
In six weeks, the borough will go to the polls Pic: PA

The election campaign officially starts at the end of March – but the battle for hearts, minds and votes started long ago. Political editor Annabelle Dickson sets out her guide

Most read news

Unless you count Jeremy Paxman v EVERYBODY.

Being registered to vote is so important that even Silent Jay has something to say about it.

But the law isn’t clear about what age a child can be left alone. Confused? You’re not the only one.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Newham Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder