In aid of The Dorset Children’s Foundation, Forum Jewellers are thrilled to invite you to a very special, exclusive evening all about Diamonds to raise money for this amazing charity. The Dorset Children’s Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of sick and disabled children living in Dorset.
Enjoy a glass of prosecco on arrival, followed by a two-course buffet and an appearance from our guest speaker, Helen Dimmick. Helen is a highly qualified jewellery specialist and award-winning diamond grader and gemologist. She will be giving a presentation on ‘what makes a diamond special’ and why they are the ultimate symbol of love. You’ll have a ‘hands on’ opportunity to touch and try some very special diamonds.
You will also receive a free Forum goody bag and the chance to win amazing prizes in our charity raffle, which includes a diamond pendant worth £1,000 donated by a generous Forum supplier.
Here is where all the proceeds from the evening will go:
Fern is an adorable little 8-year old with a very cheeky personality from Broadstone who is being supported, along with her family, by the Dorset Children’s Foundation charity. After a big seizure at 3yrs old, Fern was diagnosed with Alexander disease, a rare brain disease, and last year became very poorly, suffering vertigo, headaches and severe dystonia (muscle spasms). She lost the ability to walk and swallow safely, and is now tube fed. Her neck is now in a constant spasm, meaning that unfortunately she cannot lift her head.
Helen Molloy, Forum’s Director, explains: “We are so happy that all the proceeds from the ‘Dine with Diamonds’ event will go directly to Fern for much needed therapy equipment to improve her quality of life. DCF would like to buy a Mollii suit, which is an electrical stimulation suit for the rehabilitation of spasticity. It aims to enable the body to overcome motor and muscle tone imbalance, to improve movement and control, as well as easing the painful spasms, helping Fern to get a good night’s sleep.” She continues: “It’s going to be a fun & sparkly evening for a great cause.”
The Dorset Children’s Foundation was set up in 2013 to improve the lives of local sick and differently abled children and since then has donated over £500,000 to local children. They are a small, independent charity and fund medical expenses, mobility equipment and therapies not covered by the NHS.
Patsy Hallmey, Co-Founder of The Dorset Children’s Foundation, said: “We are thrilled that Forum Jewellers are holding their Dine with Diamonds event as a fundraiser for Fern and it sounds like it’s going to be a really fun and informative night out. It’s companies like Forum Jewellers that become our Charity Partners and go that extra mile to help raise funds for our children that make all the difference. We really hope that if we pull together as a community we can get that suit for Fern that will make such a difference to her comfort.”
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The ‘Dine with Diamonds’ event will take place at Broadstone Golf Club on 18th October at 6.30pm for 7.00pm. Tickets are £20 per person. Book by 14th October 2018.