September 28th, 2016

Redditch charity ball raises thousands of pounds

Updated: 2:03 pm, Jun 24, 2016

A COURAGEOUS woman has raised thousands of pounds for the charity that helped her through her grueling battle with breast cancer.

Carol Wilde organised a charity spring ball in aid of the Primrose Hospice and has now collected a whopping £5,000 as a way of ‘giving something back’.

The ball was held at The Abbey Hotel, Redditch where friends, family and local businesses gathered to support the cause.

The companies donated several raffle prizes while Saraj Townsend at Special Times received a special thanks from Mrs Wilde for donating decorations, along with Martyn Harries from the band Distinction who played at the event for free, DJs Adam and Kim, J&G Engineering and Hopwood Flowers.

Mrs Wilde said: “I decided that after the year I had, after being diagnosed with breast cancer, we needed a good old knees up and party, but also to raise what I thought would be in the region of £2,000 to give to the Primrose Hospice as a thank you for all the support they not only gave to myself but every one of us and our families facing cancer.

“They do a fantastic job offering so many different kinds of support and rely very heavily on charity events.

“So when I realised we actually raised £4,978.54 I was blown away.”

Mrs Wilde’s husband, Greg, then made up the rest of the cash to take the total to an impressive £5,000