Esther always happy to help Forest charity

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A HAMPSHIRE charity has praised the support it receives from TV presenter Esther Rantzen.

The Honeypot organisation provides holidays in the New Forest for children who are disadvantaged or have experienced abuse and neglect.

Esther, who has a home in the Forest, is one of the charity's biggest fans.

She was guest of honour when Honeypot held a lunch and fashion show at the award-winning Chewton Glen Hotel at New Milton. She is pictured with Honeypot's fundraising manager Sarah Quinn.

The event, run by fashion house Rhian, is thought to have raised between £2,500 and £3,000 for the charity.

Sarah said: "Esther is a terrific supporter of Honeypot.

"She comes to our events and speaks on our behalf, which helps to give the organisation a higher profile."