A Tree For Life For Thames Hospice

A friends and family charity dinner dance raised more than £9,000 for local charity Thames Hospice on Saturday evening. The event, held at the Castle Hotel Windsor hosted 110 guests who enjoyed a delicious three-course dinner, wines and dancing until the early hours!

The live auction prizes included a luxury trip to Mauritius, an action-packed weekend in Dublin, a gastronomic experience at the Waterside Inn, sumptuous dinner at the Hinds Head and a chef to cook supper at home!  “We wanted to be different,” said Alison Martin, Finance Director of Conference Contacts “so through our network of suppliers, we sourced a magnificent 3-metre high tree, beautifully lit and adorned with small envelopes, each containing a gift. Guests purchased envelopes and won some super prizes, all at a greater value than that of their purchase! The highlight was a box of handmade Christmas Crackers, with Swarovski Crystals valued at £450.00.  We affectionately called it “the Tree of Life”

For the past two years Conference Contacts, a Maidenhead based event management company, have undertaken a series of activities and events to help raise money for this very special charity.  Fundraising efforts included sky diving with the Red Devils, car boot sales, The Sunflower Walk and live auctions to mention just a few!  Saturday night proved just how kind and generous our local supporters are and that each and every one of us can help.

For more information contact Denise Ellis on 01628 773300 / 07710 039058