Hammers venue provides major cash boost to children’s hospice

Smoke and Bubbles Club raises a fantastic £2,000 to help this great cause

The Smoke and Bubbles club – the closest venue to the London Stadium – has raised another amazing amount for the Richard House Children’s Hospice.

Editor David Blackmore and photographer Nicky Hayes were invited to the fantastic matchday venue as the Head of Smoke and Bubbles, Laura Woolf, handed over a cheque for £2,000 to Richard House’s Clare Roche.

Smoke and Bubbles is situated at Forman’s, east London’s oldest smokery and the venue raised the money for the children’s hospice by holding raffles on each home match day last season.

Laura told Blowing Bubbles: ‘We’re so happy to be able to raise money for such a fantastic charity.

The good work of Richard House gives hope to many east London families and it truly is a pleasure to be able to contribute to that.

‘We intend to continue fundraising for them this season too, again with raffles and donation boxes. It all goes towards helping a really great cause.’

The Smoke and Bubbles club is only a short walk from Stratford or Hackney Wick stations, and the walk to the stadium is now a few minutes after the opening of a bridge directly outside.

After posing for photos, Richard House’s Clare Roche told us: ‘Smoke and Bubbles were a fantastic support to Richard House Children’s Hospice for the 2018/19 season.

‘We rely on the generosity of organisations like Smoke and Bubbles to continue our vital services for seriously ill children and their families in east London.

‘Their generous donation of £2,000 could provide a month’s worth of music therapy enabling children with throat tubes to communicate through sound.

‘We are incredibly grateful that they are supporting us for this season and very much looking forward to continuing our work with them.’

The Smoke and Bubbles’ Claret Club Membership costs £70 per person for the season and includes a beer with every visit on home match days, a smoked salmon bagel or the BBQ offering on your first visit. You also get priority access to their amazing roof terrace overlooking the stadium and mix with other Hammers by their bar.

They also have a Blue Bubbles Membership, which costs £300 per person, and a VIP White Smoke Membership at £1,200 per person that provides a whole host of extra, excellent benefits.

For more information or to reserve your place please send an email to smokeandbubbles@formans.co.uk or call 0208 5252 399.

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