CHARITY FUNDRAISING HOG ROAST!

Sunday 24th June, 6.00pm

The Olive Tree, Sutton Green Road, GU4 7QD

  

 

I am delighted to say the Cedar House Support Group which helps support women with postnatal depression, has raised over £10,000 during a fantastic fundraising evening at The Olive Tree, Sutton Green, on 24th June.

 

 
Nearly 150 people came to the hog roast barbecue evening and helped raise money through an action packed auction and raffle. Prizes up for grabs
 
included a week in the South of France, a Wii, a pair of diamond and pearl earrings, signed Harlequins and England rugby shirts, a ride in a hot air
 
balloon and many more.

 

The charity which has been running since 2004, provides weekly support groups in Surrey to women suffering from postnatal depression, an illness that is often secretive and very isolating. The statistics for the illness show that it can create misery and despair not just for the person experiencing postnatal depression but for the whole family.

 

Liz Wise, the director of counselling for the Cedar House Support Group, said: “The evening was a phenomenal success, I am overwhelmed by the kindness and fantastic generosity of local businesses, friends, colleagues and those attending the evening to support us. I too suffered this horrendous illness with the birth of my children over 20 years ago and it was truly the worst experience of my life. Since then, I have been determined to help others through counselling and running the support groups. The money raised will help us to continue our work and expand our services to help even more women and families affected by this illness.”

 

 Again a really big thank you to all the local businesses and individuals who donated prizes and their time to make this such an amazing event which will truly change lives.

 

The Cedar House Support Group Embracing Support for Postnatal Depression’
 
Registered Charity Number 1105686