Harry Potter themed night boosts St Albans’ Grove House hospice coffers

HARRY Potter characters have raised cash for Grove House in the hands of Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC), St Albans.

The company is always dreaming up new ways to have fun together with fundraising for local charities. Its most recent event, a private viewing of the latest and last Harry Potter film, The Deathly Hallows – Part Two, proved to be a winner and raised much-needed funds for Grove House, part of Iain Rennie Grove House Hospice Care.

It also proved just how willing PwC’s staff are to enter into the spirit of the occasion for a good cause with many of those attending wearing Harry Potter fancy dress. In fact there seemed to be almost as many Harry Potter characters in the cinema as there were on the screen.

Said Louise Hymers, who organised the event and works in marketing at PwC: “It was quite a sight to see as everyone arrived, that almost every person coming up the escalator at the cinema, at the Hatfield Galleria, was dressed as a Harry Potter character.

“Everyone went to so much effort by dressing up as the characters we have all got to know and love over the years. We held a collection at the end of the film for donations for Grove House, our local hospice, and raised �771 from those attending.”

Alli Harmer, philanthropy manager at Iain Rennie Grove House Hospice Care, added: “We are grateful to everyone at PwC for raising so much money for Grove House, which will support those in the local community affected by life-limiting illness in St Albans, Harpenden and Dacorum, both at Grove House and at home.”