Strictly event thanks hospice for caring for Knebworth’s Hilary
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The son of a Knebworth woman who was cared for at home by the Letchworth-based hospice prior to her death has been able to say thank you by raising more than £1,500 through a Strictly Come Dancing event.
The fundraiser – in memory of Hilary Sharp – for Garden House Hospice Care was held at the Broadway Hotel in Letchworth on Saturday, and was met with a large support from local businesses.
Organisers Justine and Mark Sharp from Stevenage said: “We would like to thank the Garden House Hospice for all the care and support they provided to Mark’s mum, Hilary, who sadly passed away last year.
“We were totally overwhelmed by people’s generosity, commitment and energy for the event and would like to thank everyone who attended and supported, and our wonderful judges, dance pro Lou Davidson, TV’s Ricky Grover and comedian Anna Morris. Also thanks goes to all the staff at the Broadway Hotel, Mark the DJ and all our raffle sponsors.
“We also have to give a special thanks to Miles Chapman and Camille Ucan, our comperes for the evening, who dressed up as Tess, Brucie and Claudia, and gave up so much time.
“Our winners were Hayley and Amy from Ambition Dance Academy, who performed a rock ‘n’ roll number.
“We’re delighted to have raised over £1,500 for such a brilliant charity.”