Parky's friends raise £100k for children's hospice

Parky's friends raise £100k for children's hospice

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Francis Batt

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Parky's friends raise £100k for children's hospice

The campaign to build a children's hospice is £100,000 better off this week.

It is all thanks to the fifth charity cabaret evening organised by Sir Michael Parkinson at Wentworth Golf Club in aid of the Alexander Devine Children's Hospice Service on Friday.

'Parky' is patron of the charity, started by Windsor couple John and Fiona Devine in memory of their son Alexander.

So far £1.2 million has been raised and an anonymous donation of land at Woodlands Park Business Estate in Maidenhead means the charity, which is based in the Grove, Slough, has a site for the hospice.

Fiona described Friday's result as 'beyond all our expectations'.

Bray resident Parky's neighbours and friends Rolf Harris, Kenny Lynch and Laurie Holloway entertained guests during the evening.

Ellie Red and Bab Junger provided more singing talent.

Breakfast radio superstar Chris Evans made his own contribution, offering a tour round his private collection of Ferrari cars as raffle prize, plus lunch with him and Parky at his son Nick Parkinson's pub - The Royal Oak.

Photos courtesy of Penguin Productions in Windsor.

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