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Organiser hoping Burntwood family fun day will become annual event after raising more than £2,000 for charity

The organiser of a family fun day in Burntwood says she hopes to make it an annual event after raising more than £2,000 for charity.

Beth Richardson from St Giles Hospice receiving the fundraising cheque from Mike Davies, Eunice Davies, Lauren Hardwick, Josh Allen, Tony Hardwick and Edward Hardwick

Eunice Davies was the driving force behind the event at the Chase Terrace Scout Hut on Ironstone Road.

It was organised in memory of her friend Beverley Hardwick and featured stalls, refreshments, a vintage vehicle display, bouncy castle and an evening concert. The event raised £2,103 for St Giles Hospice.

Beverley, from Hednesford, was diagnosed with a cancer which progressed so quickly that she did not receive care from St Giles, but Eunice said friends and family were keen to remember and celebrate her life by raising money for the Whittington-based charity.

“This was a great event and we’d like to say a big thank you to Ash and Nikki at the Victoria pub in Chase Terrace who helped us to carry on into the evening by hosting the band The Live Wire,” Eunice added.

“We are delighted to support St Giles Hospice as it is a local charity which is very close to all of our hearts.”

Bethany Richardson, Regional Fundraiser at St Giles Hospice, said: “We would really like to thank Beverley’s family and Eunice for their amazing contribution.

“You never know when you are going to need our services and the support of our community is vital so that we can continue to help local families when they need us most.

“We spend more than £10million each year caring for local people and their families living with a potentially incurable illness, with only a third of that amount coming from Government funding, so the fundraising efforts of local supporters and businesses make a huge difference to us.

“We hope Burntwood people will continue to support future events celebrating Beverley’s life and memory and would be delighted to hear from anyone who would like to help raise funds for St Giles Hospice.”

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