A Chislehurst resident, Erica Wilson, 66, has raised a phenomenal £14,000 in just one night for St Christopher’s, after they looked after her husband, Peter Wilson, before he died two and a half years ago.
Erica held a lavender-themed ball – lavender being her husband’s favourite flower – at The Beaverwood Club in Chislehurst on Friday 5 October 2018. Over 150 guests attended, including the Mayor of Bromley, Councillor Kim Botting. The fundraising ball was also attended by Chislehurst Member of Parliament, Bob Neill MP and his family.
An auction at the event was compered by the very entertaining BBC Flog It star, Thomas Plant. Items on sale included a champagne meal at The Shard, signed jodhpurs donated by Frankie Dettori, and an EastEnders’s sign featuring all the actor’s autographs from the BBC’s soap opera, all donated by family, friends and local businesses.
I know that for the hospice every penny counts
Erica, says “I couldn’t fault the care that Peter received from St Christopher’s, they were so patient and caring. I know that for the hospice every penny counts, and although organising this ball was an awful lot of work, it was also a really lovely evening in the end.”
Tracy Blackmore, a fundraiser at St Christopher’s Hospice comments, “Erica has been an absolutely fantastic supporter of St Christopher’s. She has held several events for us but to raise £14,000 on just one night shows just how passionate and determined she is to make a difference. Without the commitment from amazing people in our community like Erica, who work tirelessly to fundraise on our behalf, we just couldn’t keep doing the vital work that we do to support local families. Thank you, Erica, you know how to throw a great party, and for a great cause!”