23 February 2016

Beaconsfield Burns Nights bring in £100,000

a splash of tartanA Fundraising Group comprising 14 volunteers has broken the £100,000 barrier with its eighteenth consecutive annual Burns Night Dinner Dance.  Rennie Grove Hospice Care’s Beaconsfield Fundraising Group raises around £60,000 each year for the hospice charity through a series of popular events, many of which – like their Burns Night – are annual fixtures on local residents’ calendars.

This year’s Burns Night on 23 January took place at the Beaconsfield School and more than 160 guests helped to raise nearly £6,000 for specialist, hospice at home nursing care for local patients affected by cancer and other life-limiting illness.

Penny Crosswell, Community Fundraising Manager for Rennie Grove, said: “We are so grateful for the hard work and dedication of all our Fundraising Groups and thrilled that the Beaconsfield Group’s Burns Nights have broken this fantastic fundraising milestone.  We want to shout about their amazing achievement because it is testament to their immense dedication to the cause.  To have made more than £100,000 from just one event over the years shows an impressive level of skill and loyalty from the volunteers and their regular supporters.”

The group’s next fundraiser is an evening of classical, light popular and big-band music from Ascot Brass in St Michael's Church Hall on Saturday 12 March.  Tickets are £12 from 01494 672860 or 01628 530899.