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Local Charities Fundraiser at Red Lion a Roaring Success

17 September 2019

On Sunday the Red Lion Hotel hosted a charity fundraiser for local Basingstoke based charity From Leia, With Love.

On Sunday the Red Lion Hotel hosted a charity fundraiser for local Basingstoke based charity From Leia, With Love.

From Leia, With Love is a Basingstoke based charity that offers bereaved families of miscarriage, stillbirth and neonatal death support and opportunities to remember their babies. The charity is run Leanna Pugsley (Leia’s mum), Geoff Pugsley (Leia’s Dad) and Holly Rixon (Leia’s Fairy Godmother) along with volunteers supporting from behind the scenes.

They provide support in a number of ways, including:

  •  Angel gowns offered free of charge to families made from donated wedding gowns and fabrics keepsakes
  • Urn decoration
  • Support social meetings to help families locally and online
  • Rainbow Baby Project to support bereaved families through a rainbow pregnancy

All services are provided free of charge to bereaved families.

For Leias first birthday the group held a party in her honour,  raising just over £1000 for their cause.

They were joined by costumers the Basingstoke Cosplay Collective and Star Wars costumers Joker Squad. They were also supported by local businesses who donated raffle prizes and stallholders in attendance. With face painting, tombolas, raffles, superhero storytime, lucky dip, sweets, cakes, live waxing for charity and more; it was a fantastic day raising money and awareness locally.

To see pictures and videos from the day and find out more visit the From Leia, With Love Facebook page.

To find out more about hosting an event at The Red Lion, contact the team on 01256 328525 or visit https://redlionhotelbasingstoke.com/functions.