Mediterranean themed evening raises funds for day centre

PUBLISHED: 15:11 09 February 2009 | UPDATED: 07:10 30 May 2010

Italian Night by Friends of Dunmow Clinic.

Italian Night by Friends of Dunmow Clinic.

THE flavours of Italy were on the menu for fundraisers as the Friends of Dunmow Clinic group hosted a Mediterranean themed quiz and meal. Around 70 people gathered at the Dunmow Day Centre on Chequers Lane and raised over £700 for vital equipment for the

THE flavours of Italy were on the menu for fundraisers as the Friends of Dunmow Clinic group hosted a Mediterranean themed quiz and meal.

Around 70 people gathered at the Dunmow Day Centre on Chequers Lane and raised over £700 for vital equipment for the New Street clinic.

Group member, Wendy Barron, said: "It was a fantastic evening and everyone enjoyed it. We had some wonderful Parma ham for starters followed by lasagne and finished off with Cornetto ice cream. Afterwards everyone took part in a quiz with questions based on Italy."

Cash raised will be put into a fund to be used at the request of doctors and nurses.

In the past the fund - which was set up five years ago - has been vital for purchasing new equipment, such as blood pressure gauges and satellite navigation for mobile nurses.

"We have had a lot of success in providing a helping hand in getting more equipment," added Mrs Barron.

"We are currently trying to raise money for a number of projects such as getting a handrail installed at the entrance."

Mrs Barron expressed her thanks to everyone who donated prizes for the raffle, and gave a special mention to the Foresters family for providing a hamper and to Iluma restaurant for providing a meal voucher.

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