It's no laughing matter.
The night before our summer Tribute Festival we held a very special comedy night under canvas at the Lakes, with three top comics (the real ones, not tributes) and a seasoned compere having us rolling in the aisles for over 2 hrs.
This event was supporting Great Ormond Street Hospital, and along with money from ticket sales. we had our VERY GENEROUS guests, both local and those here for the festival from faraway places, dipping into their pockets to buy raffle tickets for the prize draw.
Our colleague Caroline also spent time walking the fields selling tickets on site, to add to sales made in the shop and reception.
Today we were extremely pleased to be able to hand over a cheque for £2,112 to Carol Thompson an ambassador for the last 12 years with GOSH. Carol is also a Mum to Mathew aged 16 who had life changing surgery at 4 months old.
Carol is pictured here with Shane Courtney who is presenting the cheque on behalf of us all, with campsite owner Dave Curson in the background.
L/R John, Irene, Sue, Shane, Dave, Carol, Mary, Molly, Nicola
Shane Courtney pictured above, in uniform and partner Nicola Courtney, the organisers, hold GOSH in a special place in their own hearts as their son Zach was diagnosed before birth with a complex heart condition (Double Outlet Right Ventricle with a non- committed Ventricle Septum Defect). Zack was tube fed every 3 hours for 9 months, while awaiting his surgical repair, he was admitted to GOSH and underwent an emergency open heart procedure in April 2017, with the final surgical repair on the 21st December 2017. He is a now a thriving 18 month old thanks to GOSH, the NHS team and the generousity of the general public.
Once again, we at Henlow Bridge Lakes offer our sincerest thanks to everyone who was kind enough to donate to this very worthy cause.