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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.

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