The director of a Berkhamsted charity says she is delighted with the remarkable amount raised during a garden party at Ashridge House on Sunday.
We reported earlier today that around £25,000 was raised from the event - £9,000 than it took in last year.
We can now bring you video footage from the day, which hospice director Ros Taylor said went really well.
Dr Taylor MBE said: “I was overwhelmed by the turnout and the warmth expressed for the Hospice. Everyone I spoke to had a story to tell!
“I met Jim, whose wife we cared for 14 years ago.
“He said his affection for the hospice was stronger than ever and he made me think how important our work is and how people remember how they were cared for.
“I just want to thank the community and all our volunteers for so generously supporting all we do!”
Director of Hospitality at Ashridge House Anna Brown said: “It’s amazing to have so many people here and such luck with the weather after the dreadful weather we’ve had.
“It will be great to hear what the final total is.
“We’re delighted to be able to provide the Hospice with a venue for the Garden Party, enabling so many people to support the Hospice and enjoy the House and Gardens at the same time.”
Garden Party goer Rachel Moore, from Chesham Bois, who came with sons Oscar, eight and Toby, six, said: “I can’t believe the numbers here, the range of stalls, the quality of goods and the numbers of people having fun – adults and children. My boys have had the best time at Punch & Judy and the Circus Skills Workshops and it’s all for such a wonderful cause.”
“We’ve loved everything!” said Toby, six, a pupil at Chesham Preparatory School, “but Punch and Judy was the best!”
The next big event for the Hospice is its eighth annual Midnight Walk starting at 10pm on Saturday, June 28.