Fundraising success for the Honiton Admiral Nurse Campaign

Some arrived in their evening dress looking sensational, others preferred the more casual look and with a packed theatre, Two Blokes and a Piano, delivered a very special evening of fabulous nostalgia, with sing-along songs and much laughter on Saturday at the Beehive. Their renditions of Flanders & Swann songs were enjoyed by all and included favourites, The Hippopotamus Song, The London Omnibus and The Gnu.

This fundraiser for Honiton Dementia Action Alliance was sponsored by The Beehive and raised the sum of £1,150 towards Honiton’s own Admiral Nurse. Admiral Nurses are highly skilled registered nurses who have specialised in dementia care. Their unique background and experience enable them to work together with families and complimentary to local health and social care services. Honiton has identified a real need and is working towards raising £150K for its own Admiral Nurse.

Min Reynolds and Graham & Sue Smith ran the raffle, which thanks to the lovely gift donations and generous audience, raised a fabulous £410.

Heather Penwarden (Chair of Honiton Dementia Action Alliance) said:

 “On behalf of Honiton Dementia Action Alliance, I want to say a heartfelt thanks to you all for donating the takings of last Saturday’s Flanders and Swann evening.

This was The Beehive doing what it does best – first-class entertainment at affordable prices and accessible to all members of our community.

With around 200 people attending including some living with dementia I would say that every single one of us went home with smiles on our faces and spirits uplifted.

The handsome donation of £1150 to our Honiton Admiral Nurse Campaign plus another £410 from the raffle was a very much appreciated bonus to an evening that for some will have given joy “in the moment” and most, fond memories to reflect on for a long while to come.

Once again huge thanks to you all and keep up your good work as you bring so much pleasure to so many of us living in Honiton and beyond.”