Dinner Disco at Tudor Park Hotel puts the ‘fun’ into ‘fundraising’

Laura Freeman Events, Fundraising

A great night was had by all as guests danced the night away.

The annual dinner disco, held at the Tudor Park Hotel in Maidstone, was again a great success and raised thousands of pounds for our charity, Breast Cancer Kent.

The event took place on 28 April at this lovely local hotel.  Guests were able to enjoy a drink at the bar before being welcomed to the dining area to enjoy a tasty 3 course meal.  Helen Teare, Fundraising Co-ordinator for the charity, welcomed everyone to the evening.  Miss Karina Cox, Chair of the charity and Consultant Breast and Oncoplastic Surgeon at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust, introduced the evening by giving an overview of the charity’s work and the ways in which funds raised are spent to improve the lives of those undergoing treatment for breast cancer in Kent.

Jo Aston, a patient of the Unit, organised an amazing raffle, with fabulous prizes donated by local businesses and organisations. These included a Blaupunkt 24″ HD LED TV & DVD from Sainsburys, a pink luxury hamper from Morrisons, £50 Clarkes furnishers voucher, £50 restaurant voucher from The George at Trottiscliffe and several spa and beauty products from Finders International.  Thank you so much!

Former patient Laura Clarke’s parents donated a special raffle prize in memory of their daughter, who not only worked at the hospital, but was a keen member of the charity committee.

Everyone joined in the fun with a round of ‘heads and tails’ – taking a chance on the toss of a coin – and raising £1 each per person who took part – which was pretty much everyone!

Once dinner was complete, the video disco started, with many hits and favourites getting everyone on the dancefloor.

The evening was a great social event, raised awareness of the charity to those who were new to our work and also raised a large amount of money which we know will be put to good use via the charity’s many projects.

Thank you to all those who attended and all those who were involved in organising.  This event takes place each Spring, so do get in touch if you’d like to be involved next year – 2019.