On Thursday 21 July 2016, SWAN UK was once again honoured to be one of the beneficiaries at the House of Fraser Annual Charity Event.
The event was a golf day and evening dinner at the The Grove in Hertfordshire set in beautiful grounds. It saw over 30 teams take to the golf course in the morning, including House of Fraser’s CEO Nigel Oddy.
After golf, guests began to enjoy the evening. It started off with a drinks reception in the main hotel accompanied by a jazz quartet who entertained the guests as they mingled in the courtyard before heading into the Amber Suite. Ali Shaw and Chris Hollins welcomed the guests before introducing CEO Nigel Oddy who officially introduced the evening. Everyone was treated to a variety of entertainment with live performances from Abandoman and the gorgeous Stacey Solomon.
As the evening went on guests were given the chance to get to know more about SWAN UK. We would like to say a huge thank you to Emma Murphy who was brave enough to stand in front of over 300 guests and talk about her son Hugh. She gave an insight into what it means to have an undiagnosed child and it made a real impact.
The total amount raised for SWAN UK came to nearly £60,000. We would like to thank House of Fraser for their continued support. The money used will go towards activities including continuing to fund family events and balloon sends to children in hospital and develop the only resource library in Europe on undiagnosed genetic conditions. The support that we have received from House of Fraser’s Annual Chairty Event so far has helped us provide on-the-ground support in eight areas of the UK, and enabled us to share information packs with frontline professionals to make sure that no one leaves an appointment not knowing where to go.