Love will be in the air at a special Valentines Ball next month which will be raising funds for St Richard’s Hospice.
The Chairman of Worcestershire County Council, Pam Davey, and her consort Alan, will be hosting the event in the fairytale setting of Chateau Impney in Droitwich on Valentines Day, Saturday, 14th Feburary.
Guests at the black tie event will enjoy a three course meal, dancing to music by Session Sixty, a fun casino and a grand raffle.
Mrs Davey said, “When I decided to arrange a charity Valentines Ball, as a means of bringing a wide range of people together from across Worcestershire, I had to choose a charity from the many excellent organisations in the county. The obvious choice for me was St Richard’s Hospice. I have been a long standing supporter of this organisation which has universal respect across the county. “
She added, “Since the proposal to form the organisation was first mooted, in Droitwich 30 years ago, countless people have been involved in one way or another in its development. The service St Richard’s provides for the local community is invaluable. I am delighted to be able to arrange this event and would urge as many people as possible to join us, on the 14th of February, for a great night out whist supporting a very worthy cause. “
Alison Parkes, St Richard’s Senior Fundraiser said, “Pam and Alan have been wonderful supporters of St Richard’s over many years. This Valentine’s Ball is set to be a marvellous evening for all the guests and a great way to show their love of the hospice.”
St Richard’s Hospice provides free specialist palliative care for patients living life-threatening illnesses and supports their families. Each year the hospice team supports over 2,500 patients and family members in Worcestershire.
Patients are cared for in Day Hospice, the 17-bed In-patient Unit or in their own homes by a specialist professional team as well as many trained volunteers.
In the In-patient Unit, specialist staff are on hand 24 hours a day to manage patients’ symptoms and where, if appropriate, patients may spend the last few days of life in comfort and dignity. St Richard’s is an independent charity and is grateful for all donations to help it to continue its work.