On behalf of the team here at the Rosemary Appeal, we’d like to say a huge thank you to local creative communications agency, MAXX Design for putting on the Murder Mystery dinner ‘Deadly Deeds’ earlier this month. Held at the Donnington Valley Hotel, we are thrilled to announce that, thanks to the contributions from its guests and match funding from Greenham Common Trust and the Peter Baker Foundation, the 1920’s themed dinner raised a whopping £27,843 for the appeal!
During the evening guests were greeted with a glass of bubbly, were treated to a fine dining experience and had the opportunity to bid for a plethora of prestigious prizes in an auction led by the MD of local estate agency, Jones Robinson, Charles Robinson.
“I have to thank all our incredible guests for jumping into the spirit of our murder mystery evening with both feet and dressing up in the most spectacular outfits. It made for a fabulous atmosphere and an incredibly entertaining evening was had by all,” said Dermot de Courcy Robinson, MD of MAXX Design. “To raise almost £28,000 for such a superb and much needed cause is a fantastic result. We would love to extend our huge heartfelt thanks to all our guests, as well as the Donnington Valley Hotel, the Murder Mystery company, Charaderie, Hunts and Jones Robinson, plus many local companies and individuals who donated auction and raffle prizes for their generous contributions towards the success of this fundraising event. A particular success was the beautiful fridge donated by MAXX client, Smeg UK, which was the prize in the Heads and Tails game. It was promptly donated by the winner to the auction and raised double its value!”
Rosemary Appeal trustee Paul Millard also spoke at the dinner, revealing that; “With less than £500,000 left to go until we reach our target, our dream is finally within sight,” “MAXX has always been hugely supportive of our cause and it was wonderful to share an evening with them and all their guests. And to raise such a substantial sum of money is great news. The funding really will make a difference to the community.”
Thanks again to everyone who was involved, it was a tremendous success and will make a huge difference to the total amount raised.