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Black Tie Dinner Success

Peace Hospice Care’s Black Tie Dinner on Thursday 8thNovember at Watford Football Club, sponsored by The Diamond Trust, smashed its target for the night, raising £36,254.

Some 165 guests attended the event, where they enjoyed a drinks reception, three-course dinner, silent auction and a live auction. Ex-Watford FC star, Luther Blissett attended as a special guest, alongside new patrons of the charity, Camilla Tominey, Associate Editor at The Telegraph and Robert Voss, HM Lord-Lieutenant of Hertfordshire.

Vivian Watson, Managing Director at The Diamond Trust, said: “We were thrilled to be the sponsor of this event, knowing the huge impact that the fundraising efforts have on people who benefit from the Hospice’s services. Our unique business model of channelling net profits from our business into important work such as that of Peace Hospice Care is only possible through the increasing number of clients who choose to use our professional services.”

Gemma Shortman, Corporate Fundraising Manager, said: “We were quite overwhelmed by the generosity of everyone who attended. Our live auction raised funds for our Living Through Grief bereavement sessions, which help people to come to terms with the loss of a loved one. Together, in just one evening, we raised enough money to run these groups for more than a year. Thank you to everyone, individuals and businesses who made this event possible1 – The Diamond Trust, Watford Football Club, F3 Catering, Tim FitzHigham, Luther Blissett, Richard Johnson, Lee Partridge, Stuart Street, our new patrons and all of our generous prize donors and volunteers.”

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Peace Hospice Care needs £5 million a year to deliver its free services. Now, for every £1 of income received less than 20p comes from the NHS.

Ex-Watford FC star, Luther Blissett attended as a special guest.