The Hodgkins house is known for its parties, so it was fitting that the official launch of the Helen Hodgkins trust was in the Hodgkins family home.
We were also able to celebrate the official recognition of charitable status by the HMRC. This now means that all donations are eligible for Gift Aid - helping the money our supporters and donors give go even further to help save and change lives in Africa.
It was a gorgeous sunny summers day. The garden looked beautiful. Several bottles of fizz, wine, jugs of Pimms and homemade canapes were enjoyed by family, friends and neighbours.
The evening was rounded off by songs and prayers led by Rev. Ronald of Wykeham Benefice who was joined by the congregation of Shutford church.
We raised more money than we could have dreamt of. We can't thank everyone enough for their support and generosity. Everyone of you is helping to make this possible.
Next up........ Launch in Bath on September 8th.