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Faith makes it a double date as she supports our patient care

WHY host just one party when you can have two…and help to support hospice care.

When keen St Luke’s supporter and volunteer Faith Douglas was making plans for a family wedding, she realised that keeping the reception marquee for just one extra day could be the perfect way to raise money for one of her favourite charities.

And by utilising all the same services that had been called in for the wedding, she was able to organise a charity ball that raised a fantastic final total of more than £17,500.

“Once I’d decided what I was going to do it all seemed so easy and I could have sold all the tickets twice over,” said a delighted Faith, who even managed to enlist musicians from the famous Thoresby Colliery Band to welcome guests to the event, with extra music for the evening provided by popular band Heads Will Roll.

“The marquee was already completely set up and fitted out and we had the flowers from the reception still in place so it looked really beautiful.

“And it helped too that we had some great sponsorship and support from Jones and Co Solicitors and Ballard’s Removals Ltd as well as talented and enthusiastic friends like Janet Thornton who came on board to make sure everything ran smoothly.”