The Hurlingham and other summer fundraisers

THE big event this summer has been the HFT London Ceilidh held in the Hurlingham club on the 1st of August. Not only was it a tremendous evening of meeting “old friends” amongst the young, but it was a fantastic venue with masses of room to reel the night away.

Lucy and her team, who deserve a huge thanks for all the time and effort they put into making the evening go so smoothly, purposefully kept the tickets as low in price as possible to attract 300 people to the event and then had a glittering array of prizes to auction and raffle which enabled them to raise over £18,500 – yes £18,500 from the evening. We are deeply indebted to all those individuals and companies who kindly donated items for the evening – you made it such a successful fundraiser. Well done.

To follow are a few pics to give you a flavour of what you missed so that you sign up for the 2010 event.

elly tom


grace, rachel

Lucy peter

morte web


They’re off again!! Not content with literally dragging 3 Minis to Mongolia a couple of years ago, Ben and Pete have taken two entries in the Africa Rally, which takes place in December from London to Cameroon a distance of 7,000 miles through some pretty inhospitable territory. And they hope to be able to raise for Hazel’s Footprints on the adventure. I can see Boris is going to busy again which is good as he was just saying the other day how bored he was getting!