Polish performance for hospice charity fundraiser

Posted by Hannah Williams

POLISH singers entertained the crowds at the launch of a charity event.

Themed music and food was laid on at Cafe Africa, in Chesham Road, Amersham, after it chose Amersham-based Friends of the Belarussian Children's Hospice as its cause of the month.

Town mayor Martin Phillips joined public celebrations on Saturday to mark the fact that proceeds from some of the cafe's food and drink sales will be donated to the charity throughout November.

Friends of the Belarussian Children's Hospice supports the first hospice to be founded in Belarus, the Belarussian Children's Hospice, based in the capital Minsk, as well as the wider hospice movement in the country.

Chairwoman of the charity Daryl Ann Hardman said the event was successful but does not yet know the amount of funds raised. She added: "The real objective behind it was awareness raising in the locality. We handed out a couple of hundred leaflets about our charity."

The charity's next event takes place on November 12 when former BBC war reporter Kate Adie will talk about her experiences on the frontline. Tickets cost ?15 and are available from Waterstones in Sycamore Road, Amersham or by calling 01494 727 409.


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