A CHESTER lawyer raised £7,000 for Claire House Children’s Hospice by hosting a charity masquerade ball and running her first London Marathon.
Helen Watson, head of employment law at Aaron & Partners LLP on Grosvenor Court, Foregate Street, hosted the masquerade ball at DoubleTree by Hilton in Hoole last month, before completing the 26-mile run in four hours and 33 minutes.
Highlights at the ball included a charity auction and raffle. Luxury holidays and signed Manchester United shirts were among the prizes.
A grand total of £9,588 was raised on the night, with £7,000 going to the Wirral-based hospice and the remainder being donated to Action for Charity.
Helen now plans to cycle across Kenya in November in aid of Action for Charity.
She said: “As a trustee of Claire House, I was delighted to be able to raise such a great sum of money from our masquerade ball.
“Thanks must be passed to all those who both generously donated prizes and bid for them on the night.
“I am delighted to have completed my first marathon.”
Karen Roberts, head of care at Claire House, said: “We are always so grateful for the donations made to the hospice. The work we do cannot be carried out without the incredible support we receive from our local community and events like this are such a great way of raising money.”