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Maxine’s masquerade dream helps patients and families

Posted on 27 June 2013

Every little girl’s dream is to have a Cinderella style birthday party and that’s exactly what Maxine Butters organised to celebrate her 40th birthday.

Maxine, who owns Shamiller’s Hair and Beauty in Ramsgate, spent months preparing for her masquerade ball held at St Augustine’s, Westgate.

Maxine wanted guests to remember the day and asked Roger Hughes Photography of Sandwich to record the occasion.  Many of Maxine’s family and friends have been touched by the care of Pilgrims Hospices and decided to turn the photo shoot into a fundraising event.

Maxine said: “I was moved by the generosity of my family and friends in raising more than £200 for such a fantastic local cause. Pilgrims Hospices has helped so many of us at a time of need that it seemed the right thing to do.”

This was an extra special occasion and a touching tribute to friends and family who could sadly not be with Maxine for her birthday. The masquerade ball was everything Maxine dreamed of and she felt like a princess for the day.

Karen Kenward, regional fundraising manager for Pilgrims Hospices, said: “We are most grateful to Maxine and everyone who supported our charity. Pilgrims Hospices needs to raise in excess of £10.5 million each year to provide palliative care services free of charge to the local community of east Kent. The majority of these funds come from the generosity our own local community; we really cannot thank them enough.”


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