12:30PM, Tuesday 11 August 2015
It's time to dust off those glass slippers and get ready for a ball being held later this month as part of a street angel's charity challenge.
Maureen Smith from Windsor is hosting the event to raise money for three good causes; Thames Hospice, Windsor Homeless Project and Cancer Research UK.
It is just one fundraising event the 60-year-old has lined up after setting herself the challenge of raising between £6,000 and £60,000 for the three charities before she turns 61.
“I wanted to do something a bit different when I turned 60,” said Maureen.
The ball will take place at the Sir Christopher Wren Hotel on Friday, August 28 from 6.30pm until midnight.
Tickets cost £60, which includes a three-course meal and live entertainment, featuring a magician from the Magic Circle, an acoustic guitarist, a DJ and a charity auction.
Maureen, who used to be headteacher at St Bernard’s Preparatory School in Langley, is now retired and looks after her three grandchildren – Ruby, Caitlin and Harrison – full time.
When she is not looking after her grandchildren, Maureen volunteers at the Windsor Homeless Project once a month as a Windsor street angel.
Her husband Dave Smith took part in a charity skydive earlier in the year to raise funds towards the total, which currently stands at £2,000.
Maureen said: “I believe we were put on this earth to help each other.
"We can do lots of little things individually but if we work as a team we can achieve so much more.”
If you are interested in attending, contact Maureen at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07455285641.
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