Sussex-based business management consultancy organisation, Business Pulse raised more than £3,700 for Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity (DVLCC) last month.
The event was held in Pavilion Suite at the Lingfield Park Racecourse on Thursday, June 22 – the event was organised by Business Pulse’s founder Nass Elaheebocus, who is a long term supporter of DVLCC.
Throughout the day, guests enjoyed a three course dinner and evening of racing with a raffle and auction raising funds for the charity.
Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity was established in 2001 and has since helped more than 500 families in the South East – the charity provides a specialist service for families with young children aged five or younger, who have cerebral palsy and other motor learning difficulties.
Parents and children learn daily living skills together using the principles of conductive education – which provides an intensive approach to education, training and development.
Virginia Lewis-Jones, Dame Vera Lynn’s daughter and vice president of the charity also spoke to guests about DVLCC’s work and the importance of the early intervention service that it offers to families.
Mark Hunnisett, whose daughter, Abbie attended Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity, was invited to the stage to speak about the difference the Charity made on her life – Abbie’s hard work and determination resulted in Abbie being chosen to represent Great Britain at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
Pilar Cloud, executive manager of the charity, said: “What a fantastic day and a very big thank you to Nass Elaheebocus for holding the event in aid of our Charity and raising so much money. We would also like to thank everyone who attended for all their generosity and support and Lingfield Park for hosting the event.”
Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity receives no statutory funding and relies entirely on the community to raise the money needed to ensure its services can continue.[box type=”shadow” align=”” class=”” width=”600″] More About DVLCC
By Harry Cave