An Essex based charity is celebrating the impressive sum of £7,000 raised on its behalf at a recent event.
Rivermead Rotary Club hosted a star studded dinner and dance at Braxted Park, in aid ofHelen Rollason Cancer Charity (HRCC).
More than 80 guests, including champion jockey and winner of the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Helen Rollason Award, Bob Champion MBE, attended the event.
Alongside a formal dinner, the evening also encompassed a lively auction, hosted by HRCC Fundraising Manager Kate Alden. Lots were donated by the likes of Genesis, Wilkin & Sons, Chelmsford City Racecourse, Millie’s Beach Huts, Southend United FC and Braxted Park Golf Club.
Terry Green, President of the Rivermead Rotary Club said: “The event was a big success and a great way to celebrate the work of the charity whilst also raising vital funds.
“Helen Rollason Cancer Charity is the Chelmsford Rivermead Rotary Club’s charity this year. The dinner and dance event, together with a quiz night in May, Bollywood evening in March and Baddow 10 mile run, should raise more than our £10,000 target.”
Kate Alden, Fundraising Manager for HRCC, said: “I’d like to thank the Rivermead Rotary Club for hosting such a wonderful event for the charity and everyone who attended. The money raised will continue to help us support those living with cancer.”