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Hundreds flock to Naomi House open day
HUNDREDS of people descended on a Hampshire hospice for its annual open day.
Naomi House and jacksplace, near Sutton Scotney, which care for children and seriously-ill young adults, opened their doors to the public to raise vital funds.
Among the entertainers was Ollie Wade, from Winchester, who performed his debut single Free, written in memory of his brother Ben, who visited the hospices before he died at the age of 19.
Ollie posed for photos before taking a tour around the hospices.
There was also a performance by Winchester Spirits, a cheerleading squad from The University of Winchester, as well as stalls, tombolas, a bouncy castle and animal display teams.
The day raised £9,500 which will go towards the annual £7million fundraising target for the two hospices.
Chris Robinson, chief executive of Naomi House and jacksplace, said: “We have raised a lot of money for the hospice, and we hope that we have done just as much to raise its profile.
“We depend largely on the generosity of individuals and community groups, so it is essential that we are a visible presence in the area, and that people understand what we do.”
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