A Night Full of Stars

On 17th September, we held our very first Corporate Awards ceremony - 'A Night Full of Stars' to acknowledge and thank all of the local businesses that have supported us.

As the local Hospice for Merton and Sutton it gives us great pleasure to be able to recognise and thank the local businesses which have continued to support us despite the challenges we have all faced in recent times. Our aim is to be at the heart of our community and their generous support and engagement with the Hospice helps us to achieve this.

It was a fabulous evening and a real pleasure to host an event where we could have so many amazing people - over 50 attendees! The efforts some of our local businesses have put in to support us has been truly humbling and also crucial to the running of the Hospice so we wanted to organise this event to show our appreciation and give special credit to the stars of our community.

There were five categories of awards including:

'Hospice Hero'

Winner: Neil Wadsworth (Neil Wadsworth Electrical Ltd)


Bob Watson (RWW Plumbing & Heating)
Debbie Hayhurst (Surrey Ceilings)
Lula Zacaria (Adam’s Fish Bar)

'Heart of the Community'

Winner: Hudson Lodge Retirement Home


DCL Insurance
Mayfield Lavender Farm
W A Truelove and Son Funeral Directors

'Long Standing Charity Partner'

Winner: O’Halloran & O’Brien

'Nurses' Award'

Winner: The Lodge Brothers


AJ Building
Sainsbury’s - North Cheam (Mouli)

'Best Enterprising Business' 

Winner: Wendy Richards (The Nappy Lady)


Kingston Estates
Paul Bailey (Bailey Ahmad Business Recovery)

To find out more about our corporate stars and the work they have done for the Hospice, check out our online programme of the night:

A Night Full of Stars programme

We would also like to give a huge thanks to the following people who helped make the evening so special with donations, equipment, food and drink as well as a trophy!

Nicky Patrick (Radio Jackie) - She did an amazing job presenting the ceremony.

Bella Blue Events (Kayleigh) – Donated beautiful balloon arches and welcome mirror.

Crafted Confectionary (Chloe) – Donated delicious cupcakes and cheesecake canapes.

Fusion Sound and Lighting – Donated up lights to make the room look glamourous.

Magical Quest Ltd – Donated fabulous strip lights for the room.

MH Events (Millie) – Donated a brilliant Prosecco Wall - full of glasses for guests take take as they entered.

Sainsbury's North Cheam (Mouli) – Donated drinks for the bar.

St Cecilia’s School – Donated the staging.

Sutton United FC – Donated the National League Champions trophy.

Photo's by Jo Thorpe