BBC Radio 2 art critic speaks at Hampstead Garden Suburb fundraising lunch
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A fundraising lunch attended by a BBC broadcaster has raised £18,000 to support sick children.
BBC Radio 2 art critic Estelle Lovatt spoke at the lunch, in aid of charity Spread a Smile, held at a private home in Ingram Avenue, Hampstead Garden Suburb on June 12.
Spread a Smile provides entertainers to perform at Great Ormond Street Hospital and University College Hospital for seriously ill children spending prolonged periods as in-patients.
Ms Lovatt’s talk, entitled The Secrets of the Art World, was followed by an account from mother Fiona Barnett of what it is like to care for a child with leukaemia.
Vanessa Crocker, charity founder, said: “We are very pleased that the lunch was so successful in raising money to help us entertain and support at the hospitals.
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“We hope these dealings will help us to fund our future work with the Royal London Hospital and Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice.”
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