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Michael Crawford hosts afternoon tea in Cambridge for Sick Children’s Trust

Press release   •   Sep 04, 2015 15:04 BST

Michael Crawford, CBE, one of Britain’s best-loved entertainers, is hosting a special afternoon tea fundraiser for The Sick Children’s Trust on the 13th October 2015 in central Cambridge.

Michael, President of the charity since 1987, will be hosting an afternoon of tea and fizz within a marquee in beautiful gardens at Latham Road, Cambridge.

The event begins at 3pm and will last a couple of hours, as guests have the chance to chat with Michael about his illustrious stage and television career spanning decades. Michael is best known for his role as Frank Spencer in ‘Some Mothers DO ‘Ave ‘Em’ and as star of West End shows including Barnum and Phantom of the Opera.

Tickets cost £20 and include tea and fizz. They are available by calling Nigel Bullock, from event organisers the Cambridge Fundraising Committee, on 01223 311 877.

Money raised will go towards the charity's Chestnut House at The Rosie Hospital and Acorn House at Addenbrooke’s, supporting families with seriously ill children receiving treatment on the wards. The event is organised by the Cambridge Fundraising Committee. Details of their full event programme can be found here.

The Sick Children’s Trust was founded in 1982 by two paediatric specialists Dr Jon Pritchard and Professor James Malpas. They believed that having parents on hand during hospital treatment benefited a child's recovery.

Today we have ten ‘Homes from Home’ at major hospitals around the country where families can stay free of charge, for as long as they need whilst their child is undergoing treatment. 

Every year we help around 3,500 families, but there is a growing demand for our ‘Homes from Home’ as children must increasingly travel long distances to get the specialist treatment they need. 

We are working to a future where every family with a seriously ill child in hospital will be able to stay together, just minutes from their child’s bed during their treatment.

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