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‘Deadly Deeds’ raises nearly £28,000 for The Rosemary Appeal

We are thrilled to announce that our murder mystery dinner was a tremendous success! Thanks to the contributions from its guests and match funding from Greenham Common Trust and The Peter Michael Foundation, ‘Deadly Deeds’ raised nearly £28,000 for The Rosemary Appeal!

Held at the Donnington Valley Hotel, murder, mayhem and lots of fun was had at the 1920’s themed murder mystery dinner. During the evening guests enjoyed a glass of fizz, were treated to a fine dining experience and had the opportunity to bid for a plethora of prestigious prizes in an auction led by Charles Robinson, the MD of local estate agency, Jones Robinson.

For the last couple of years, we are proud to have worked closely with local charity, The Rosemary Appeal, who is aiming to raise £4.5m to open a cancer care and renal dialysis unit for West Berkshire.

“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 our MD Dermot de Courcy Robinson. “To raise £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!”

“Currently, patients from Newbury and West Berkshire suffering from advanced illnesses, such as cancer and renal disease, have to travel to Reading, Oxford, Swindon, or further afield to receive treatment. The Rosemary Centre will provide essential facilities to the local community so they don’t have to endure the time, stress and expense of travelling for treatment. With less than £500,000 left to go until we reach our target, our dream is finally within sight,” said Paul Millard of The Rosemary Trust. “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.”

We’d love it if you too could show your support to the Rosemary Appeal. Donations can be made online at: https://www.rosemaryappeal.org/

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