For a show packed with talent and entertainment book your ticket for Putting On The Ritz on Saturday, February 28.
Cllr Andrew Jenner and his wife, Julia, are putting on the showcase for talented acts, featuring songs and dances from local performers. It will be held in the Desborough Suite at the Town Hall in Maidenhead, from 7.30pm. Local charities will benefit from the proceeds, including Alexander Devine Children's Hospice Service. Tickets cost £12, call 07887 584654 or 01628 670039.
Our Dolphin Mascot had a fin-tastic time meeting the crowds at Windsor Pancake Race on Shrove Tuesday. Thanks to everyone who came out in the sunshine to join in the flipping fun and special thanks to the organisers at Windsor & Eton Town Partnership and the team at Windsor Royal Shopping Centre for choosing us as the nominated charity.
So many teams, so many mascots, so much fun! Our grateful thanks also to Tesco Extra Slough for providing our tombola prizes, to our fabulous team of volunteers, to Bucks & Berks Recruitment in Windsor, event sponsors Waitrose Windsor and Argraves of Bracknell, to everyone who supported our stall or put a donation in the bucket, to the very lovely Maddie from Windsor Racecourse (who played a very special role!), All Bar One for looking after Dolphin, and especially to all the teams, all the supporters and everyone who contributed to sponsorship. Thank you once again for your valued support – together we are making a huge difference to the lives of local children suffering from life-limiting and life-threatening conditions.
Alexander Devine Children's Hospice Service was founded in 2007 with the aim of providing a dedicated children's hospice service for all children with life limiting and life threatening illnesses in Berkshire and beyond.
Families tell us that they find it difficult to find the right support at the right time and we understand that it is the whole family who need to be looked after. Our ultimate aim is to provide well co-ordinated support, which is available from the point of diagnosis for as long a families want, either in the home or in our local hospice.
We currently fund Alexander's Nurses who provide quite unique specialised care and respite by regularly supporting families in their own homes – our service is unique because we work very closely with all our local NHS hospitals so that families receive a 'joined-up service'.
To read more about Alexander – who remains the inspiration behind the charity, from its inception to today, please take a look at our 'About Us' section.