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Diana 20th Anniversary Appeal is Charity of the Year at the Leicestershire and Rutland Construction Dinner

25 Nov 2019

Our Diana Community Children’s Service 20th Anniversary appeal, which is raising funds for resources and equipment that will enhance the care provided to poorly local children in the community, featured as the charity of the year at the Leicestershire and Rutland Construction Dinner on 3 October. Julie Potts and Corinne Hutton from the service were presented with a cheque for £1,400 from Mike Coles, chair of the Local Joint Consultative Committee which hosts the annual event.

The annual Leicestershire and Rutland Construction Dinner, where the Craftsmanship Awards are presented, recognises and celebrates excellence in local building and construction projects. More than 100 representatives from the local construction industry attend, along with their clients and guests. Each year, the event chooses a local (often smaller and less well-known) charity to support, and this year it was the turn of The Diana Children’s Community Service.

Palliative care lead nurse Julie Potts, and operational team lead Corinne Hutton (pictured), were invited to speak at the dinner, and outlined the team’s specialist, holistic approach and the impact it has on families at the most difficult time in their lives.

In a surprise twist to the evening, members of staff from the Westminster Building Company, who had won two Merit awards during the evening, decided to take part in a spontaneous press up challenge to bolster the fundraising efforts, adding another £375 to the total raised.

More information about the Diana 20th Anniversary Appeal, including details of the items the money raised will go towards, is available here.