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Hospice encourages people to hold BBQs for charity

06/10/2010 The weather might be getting distinctly wintery, but this won't stop people in Portsmouth lighting up their BBQs for charity.

Taking its inspiration from the successful Channel 4 show Come Dine With Me, The Rowans Hospice is asking people in the city to hold dining events to raise money for Dorothy's Dream charity, The News reports.

A huge £1 million is needed for the care centre to get its hospice at home service up and running, so it has asked local people to be creative and hold dining events where guests pay for how much they think the meal is worth, with all proceeds going to charity.

Ann Cooper, head of fundraising and marketing at the hospice, told the news provider: "Whether you are individual who would like to hold a bonfire night BBQ or an intimate dinner party or a large corporate who would like to support us through your staff Christmas party, we would love to hear from you."

The Rowan Hospice isn't the only organisation encouraging people to light up their BBQs for charity.

A school in Dunstable recently raised £3,000 from a fete and BBQ, which was attended by celebrity chef Jean-Christophe Novelli, Dunstable today reported.  ADNFCR-3488-ID-800102626-ADNFCR


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