General secretary of Bournemouth Leukaemia Fund, Estelle Wilson, explained: “A lot of people don’t work to support national charities, they want to do something which is local. There is an old English saying charity begins at home. So, though it’s important to help everybody, you start with your own little group first.”
Amongst the guests were: the Mayor of Bournemouth, Chris Rochester, Councillor Colin Berk, and organiser of the event- Estelle Wilson from Bournemouth Leukaemia Found.
Local enterprises such as Sunrise, Castlepoint, ECDM helped to sponsor the event.
Each year, the mayor has to choose four charities for which he will raise funds for.
There are many events organised during the year.
The charities will receive their part of money after the end of mayoral year.
Next events which will be organised to support Mayor’s Charity Appeal Fund include:
Fashion Bring & Buy which will take place at Riviera Hotel in Bournemouth, at 9th of February;
Leap Year Day Concert Evening at All Saints’ Church in Southbourne 29th of February;
Golf Day at Dudsbury Golf Course at 1st of March;
Fashion Show at Days Hotel at 7th of March;
Quiz Supper Evening at the Premier Inn, Westover Road in Bournemouth;
Mayor’s Charity Ball at Highcliff Marriott Hotel at 28th of April;
Mayor’s Leap Bash at Rubyz at 10th of May.
Picture by Agnieszka Bak