25 May 2017

Masked guests give generously at charity do

A marquee located in the beautiful grounds of Penn House was transformed into theMandy Dunstall_Ben Thapa_Maria Kesselman sumptuous setting for Rennie Grove Hospice Care’s Musical Masquerade Gala Dinner on Saturday night (20 May).  Thanks to the charity’s patron and long-term supporter, Countess Howe, who hosted the event, 160 guests enjoyed outstanding entertainment from a talented quartet of musicians and a lavish three-course dinner with wine. 

Adorned with intricate masks and fabulous feathers, guests mingled among swathes of colourful cloth and twinkling fairy lights before seating themselves around stunning centre pieces that complemented the bold flower displays in crimson hues.

Headline sponsors of the event, The Diamond Trust, contributed to the high-class auction, offering a ‘Ladies That Lunch’ voucher as well as the chance to win a Magnum of Bollinger and two of the company’s handmade crystal glasses with sparkling stems. 

The money raised by this one-off event will fund more of Rennie Grove’s specialist nursing care in patients’ homes.  The charity is facing unprecedented demand for its 24/7 Hospice at Home service in Bucks and needs to recruit additional nurses to reach the thousands of families affected by cancer and other life-limiting illnesses who need its care.