Published on: Wednesday 29 Jul 2015 at 13:00
The family and friends of Alison Horne have so far raised £7,400 in her memory as thanks for the compassionate care she received from St Clare Hospice.
The event on July 18, which raised an amazing £2,200, was organised by her daughters Julia and Ellen at the family home near Saffron Walden.
Visitors on the day tucked into an abundance of delicious cakes, all homemade by relatives and friends of Alison, while the sugar, coffee and squash were donated by Tesco and the tea bags by PG Tips.
A total of 28 prizes were up for grabs in the raffle, with items including an iPod Shuffle, a wine tasting tour for two, a photography shoot and restaurant vouchers.
There were also an array of stalls to browse selling homemade chutney and jam made by Alison’s sister Felicity, paintings by Jillian Bird, who has also benefited from St Clare’s care, and plants. Other attractions included face painting, a quiz, garden games and a clarinet recital by Amy Morrow.
The family also organised printed cards featuring Alison’s photography to sell and made lavender bags filled with cuttings from her garden.
Julia and Ellen said: “It all helped to make this day as special as it was for everyone that attended and made sure the Hospice was right at the heart of the day.”