The hospice was unveiled last autumn as the charity partner of NatWest in the area and the ball was the latest in a string of events designed to fund raise and provide crucial support to the local community.
Those in attendance at the Marriott Hotel in Bexleyheath were treated to an evening disco and were able to take part in a prize draw for the chance to win a TV/DVD combo, two kindles, spa days, John Lewis, champagne and chocolates. The party, made up of bank staff, friends and family were also entertained by Maidstone singer Chris Rose and magician, Charlie Pugsley who both donated their services for the evening.
Lesley Dillon, Local CEO covering Bexleyheath said: “The charity is one that everyone in my team is delighted to be supporting. It offers such an important care role for the local community and at NatWest we have promised to our customers that we will provide support to our areas beyond our helpful banking promise.
“It is a key part of our customer charter and, as well as being a fundraising activity I can say that everybody has had a really enjoyable evening and loved coming together for a night of entertainment. I’d like to say thank you to everybody who gave up their time and put in the hard work to deliver such a wonderful event.”
Lesley also thanked two NatWest customers who came forward with sizeable donations Mr Rose from Dartford, and Mr Sherchan of Bexleyheath. The event was also supported by Ross and Nicola at the Marriott Hotel who donated the venue for the evening as well as Mr Richard Hayes from Sainsbury’s in Orpington who provided a hamper to raffle and Ian Payne who arranged for flowers to be donated for table decorations.
Kate Heaps the Chief Executive of Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice said: “On behalf of everyone connected with Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice I would like to say a huge thank you to Lesley Dillon the Local CEO and all the team at NatWest for their tremendous commitment and generosity in organising a fundraising dinner and dance in support of the Hospice.
The event was not only hosted by NatWest but also attended by so many of the locally based branch staff, which shows their dedication and commitment to supporting the Hospice Charity. To have NatWest as supportive business partner is tremendous for the Hospice and we look forward to continuing our partnership with the whole Nat West team. ”