Butterfly Appeal gets Charity Boost
18th June 2012
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The Ashley Centre held a fundraising week for The Butterfly Appeal recently and helped the charity to raise an amazing £1,167.63!

 Shoppers really got behind the fundraising and enjoyed some terrific events. Realistic Rock students busked to raise money, there was five minute bingo and Toy Barnhaus held a butterfly treasure hunt.  The new Mayor of Epsom & Ewell Councillor Chris Long drew the raffle which included prizes of a Nikon camera, Gerry Weber vouchers, a Body Shop hamper and private chef for the evening. Starbucks provided coffee samples and even the Queen put in an appearance for some photo opportunities!

Nancy Richmond of the Butterfly Appeal said: “I would really like to thank The Ashley Centre shoppers and my volunteers, I have been thrilled and overwhelmed by the support.”

Marketing and events coordinator for The Ashley Centre Annelie Simmons said: “We have chosen The Butterfly Appeal as our nominated charity for 2012 and we are delighted that this week got our fundraising efforts for The Butterfly Appeal off to a great start. It will hopefully increase awareness of the fantastic work they do and we look forward to raising more for them throughout the year. Thank you once again to our generous shoppers!”

Established in 1991, The Butterfly Appeal focuses on palliative care in the Surrey region and has raised many thousands of pounds over the past 20 years. It has made a positive impact on hundreds of people’s lives and continues to provide much needed funds for essential facilities in the area.

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