Press release: David Lloyd and A&R Allstars host fundraising event for Woking Hospice

Christmas could come early for Woking Hospice this year if a fundraising event helps it to collect 600,000 – the amount it needs to raise by the end of the year to stay open. When local businesses David Lloyd Woking and A&R Allstars heard about the threat of closure, they decided to hold a Christmas party fundraiser to help the appeal.

The fundraiser is being held at David Lloyd Woking on Saturday the 19th of December 2009 from 7.30pm to 1am and live entertainment will be provided by A&R Allstars, a local group playing chart classics including hits from Michael Jackson, Girls Aloud and Robbie Williams. There will also be a charity auction with top prizes. Tickets cost 17.50 with 10 of this going directly to the hospice. Canaps and a first drink are included in the price of the ticket.

Woking Hospice provides advice, support and care for people suffering from life limiting illnesses. Since opening in 1996 and with community support it has steadily grown and today includes medical care, a 10 bed unit for in-patients and day care facilities to provide care for patients with cancer, motor neurone disease, MS and other late stage progressive illness.

Lisa Waterson from A&R Allstars, said: “The hospice provides a tremendous service to patients and their families in what is a very painful time. We were thinking about our Christmas party and thought it made sense to open it up to a wider audience – the more the merrier. Hopefully from this event, we can give the hospice an early Christmas present.”

Tickets must be pre-booked. To book tickets, Email sport.woking@davidlloyd.co.uk

Notes to editors

For more information, contact

Nicky Rudd
Padua Communications
0203 282 7570

Lisa Waterson on 07779 585507
A&R Allstars – www.arallstars.com

About Woking Hospice

The annual running costs of Woking Hospice are currently 2.6million per year with minimal contribution from the NHS. All services are provided free of charge with the majority of funding coming from donations, fundraising activities and Woking Hospice retail shops. Tel. 01483 881 750