Curry night cooks up much-needed funds

On Friday 26th February, Alexander Devine hosted its Big Curry Night In event and, thanks to our generous supporters, we raised nearly £2,000 from the sale of curry kits and raffle tickets.

We hosted the virtual fundraising event after we were unable to host our annual much-loved Scrummy Mummy curry night due to current lockdown restrictions. This year would have been our 12th annual curry night. The tradition started back in 2007 when Fiona Devine, mother of Alexander Devine and charity founder, held her first Scrummy Mummy curry night to remember her son, serving a homemade curry to local supporters in the hall of Alexander’s school. It was named Scrummy Mummy as that was the nickname Alexander gave to his mum.

The event was kindly being supported by AB World Foods, Tesco and Marlow-based But First Cocktails which all contributed items for the Big Curry Night In kits. Those who bought kits were sent recipe cards, spices they would need, and a host of fun activities for the family to do at home.

Kate Wright, Fundraiser at Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service, said:


“We were absolutely blown away by the support for this event. From the generosity of local companies gifting us items for the kits to the number of people that took part and bought raffle tickets. There was such a wonderful sense of community, something that is always synonymous with our annual Scrummy Mummy night. We loved seeing all the photos people shared throughout the night of their curry creations and Alexander’s Granny was so thrilled that so many people also made her trifle! And, of course, to raise this much money was just fantastic, we are grateful to everyone that made it such a success.”

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Our children’s hospice service covers the whole of Berkshire and into surrounding counties. Anyone can make a referral to Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service and if you think your child may be eligible for our services, please do get in touch.

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On Saturday 30th October, join us at Liquid Leisure Windsor for its Spooktacular Fireworks Extravaganza 💥

We are so thrilled to have been chosen by the Liquid Leisure team as its main charity for the night and a massive thank you to everyone who is choosing to donate to us when they buy their tickets.

All the fun starts from 4.30pm:
🎃 Pumpkin carving contest
🍬 Trick or treating
👻 Halloween fancy dress competition
🎡 Fairground rides
🌭 BBQ Food
and the night will be topped off with one of its legendary firework concerts! 💥

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We’re excited to be back at the Oracle shopping centre today for a pop-up sale
👻 Halloween party ware
🎁 Stocking treats
🎄 Christmas cards and wrapping paper

Come and find us on the upper level, outside H&M

100% of proceeds go towards helping us provide specialist care and support to local children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions, and their families.
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Hands up who helped us make last year’s virtual Santa Dash so amazing? 🙌

Hundreds of you ‘Santa suited’ up and joined in the fun by doing 5km your way all across Berkshire and beyond to help us raise vital funds. From stand up paddle boarding to Star Wars, cycling to beach walks - you certainly sleighed it!

We can’t contain our excitement about bringing this year's Santa Dash back to the streets of Windsor in just 5 weeks. But did you know that if you want to again take part in our event virtually, you can do!

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