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Hillingdon School and pub reunion raises hundreds of pounds for premature children in the borough

A charity fundraiser for former students and pub goers has raised hundreds of pounds for children in need in Hillingdon

Richard Warren (left) with Suet Mei Yoon, neonatal manager at Hillingdon Hospital

A former Hillingdon student has raised £800 for premature babies in the borough by hosting a pub and school reunion last month.

Richard Warren put on the reunion for ex-pupils from Abbotsfield School and Swakeleys School as well as patrons of the Oak Tree pub and The Hillingdon Arms pub on September 23.

Open to anyone who was a student between 1970 to 1985 the event at Uxbridge Golf Club raised a welcome £815 for the Hillingdon Hospitals Charity.

Mr Warren, who lives in St Albans in Hertfordshire, said: “I wanted a local smaller charity.

“People were generous in their giving and it was all to a good cause

“Our granddaughter was premature and she just celebrated her 7th birthday. She was like a little bag of sugar in my hand.”

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The 58-year-old, who attended Abbotsfield, has already booked up to hold next year's reunion in September.

Money raised was donated to the Cherubs facility in the neonatal unit of Hillingdon Hospital.

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Donations to the neonatal ward go towards potentially life-saving equipment from incubators to alarms which monitor breathing.

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