In November 2011 our eldest daughter, Rosie, at the tender age of 9 and a half, ended up in hospital with severe pneumonia and empyema. After four days in the fantastic East Surrey hospital she was sent by ambulance to the miraculous Royal Brompton Hospital in London to have a chest drain inserted and there she remained for ten days. Even through the toughest days when Rosie was desperately ill, I couldn’t stop feeling that she was one of the lucky ones. Rosie made a full recovery. For too many children, the bad days just get worse.

With all the uncertainties in the world, it’s a tricky time for many people economically at the moment and we are no different. At the same time, we realize how fortunate we are. We have to make our hideaway in France pay the bills but we also want to help extraordinary charities that bring some sparkle and hope.

Every year we offer a charity a week at Mas de Mahystre to auction off at a ball or dinner.

So far we have helped the following incredible charities:

Make A Wish

The Royal Brompton & Harefields Hospitals Charity

Snow Camp

And in 2019 we are supporting:

The Sussex Snowdrop Trust 

If you would like to nominate a charity for 2020, please do get in touch.

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