A local supporter, Sarah, organised a Silent Disco to raise funds for the Hospice. Read her account of the event below.
My first experience of a Silent Disco was at the 80’s music festival Chilfest in Tring one summer, when my friends enticed me into the marquee to see what it was all about. We had such a good laugh and it was the perfect way to finish off a great day in the sunshine. It was brilliant having 3 different types of music pumped through headphones so you could choose and alternate what you wanted to listen to, as well as being able to chat to each other in the background if you took the headphones off. Like many people, I’d never heard of silent disco’s but from that point on, I was well and truly hooked and couldn’t wait to go to another one! Having previously organised events, my husband and friends casually joked about me organising one sometime, well and truly planting the seed that grew into my first silent disco, which was held at Tring Park Cricket Club last December (2018).
Following the tragic death of my beautiful Mum Chris in January 2018, who had previously been under the care of The Hospice of St. Francis, I have been having counselling with one of their amazing volunteers and this has proved to be invaluable in helping me through an incredibly difficult and sad time. I felt I wanted to give something back to thank them for their support, and so what better way than to donate the money raised from the disco ticket sales to the Hospice. My friends and family were very supportive of this, especially given what we’d all been through and I think this encouraged a lot of people to come along and support the event. With ticket sales reaching around 90 people, we raised over £500, with the majority of this being donated to the Hospice and a smaller amount going to Melanoma UK, to help fight the disease which so cruelly took my mum away from us all at a young age. This amount was way more than I had hoped to raise and I think a good night was had by all, including my gorgeous family. Here’s to the next one in 2019!
We love what we do and we love your support too. Thank you Sarah for organising a fantastic event and fundraising for the Hospice.
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