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Charity Dinner Raises £50,000 for Children’s Hospice

A charity dinner at Blenheim Palace has raised over £50,000 for an Oxford-based children’s and young adults’ hospice.
 
Hosted by the Duke and Duchess of Marlborough, the VIP event featured a silent auction and live music, and tickets to the charity black tie function were £1,000 to raise vital funds for Helen & Douglas House. More than 70 people attended the Dinner. 
 
A Silent Auction held on the night raised over £30,000, with a bronze ‘Mother & Child’ statue raising an amazing £10,000 after being auctioned off in a spontaneous action by David Cameron. 
 
“The evening was most definitely one to remember for a long time to come, and our heartfelt thanks go to the Duke and Duchess of Marlborough, and to all who worked so hard to make the evening such a great success,” said Kay Honner, Major Partnerships Manager at Helen & Douglas House. 
 
The charity is currently caring for around 300 families and they also actively support over 60 bereaved families from Oxfordshire and surrounding counties.