2010 was the most successful Harry's Lunch ever. With a record number of over 120 guests, the event raised an amazing £3250 for the Child Bereavement Charity. Ann Chalmers in a moving speech on behalf of the charity said that the funds were vital in their work of supporting families and professionals dealing with bereavement.
It was a wonderful occasion on a sunny day on Wednesday 22nd September attended by many local people as well as others from further afield. The lunch took place at the historic former nunnery St Katherines in Parmoor near Frieth . Guests were welcomed with a Pimms and canapés reception and serenaded with the beautiful voice of Lizzie Fulton, a talented Marlow singer.
A delicious lunch followed with coffee and hedgehog biscuits to complete the meal.
The success of the lunch was largely due to the generosity of local businesses and individuals who donated wonderful prizes either for the raffle or Silent Auction. There were also many people who sponsored various aspects of the lunch like the Pimms Reception and and wine for the lunch. Joint organisers Wendi Parcell and Judi Mills said “ we were overwhelmed with the kindness and generosity of everyone involved with the lunch”.
St Katharine's has been the venue for all three annual Harry's lunches to date, and has enthusiastically embraced the annual theme - sunflowers (2008), butterflies (2009) and hedgehogs (2010). '" Beth and her staff always go the extra mile to make sure Harry's Lunch is a truly special occasion & we really appreciate their time, understanding and hard work. Harry was a very special boy and it's wonderful to have such an event to remember him by as well as raising valuable funds for charity," said Judi Mills.
The next 'Harry's Lunch' is at St Kathrine’s,Parmoor will be on Weds 21st September 2011.
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See Feature in the Bucks Free Press