Richard Allen On Friday we handed out 150 cakes and thanks to the generosity of so many of you we raised over £2,000 for Haven House and Richard House.

In the process we introduced a few terms into the Citi lexicon whereby £25 is now known as a Verdickt, £50 is a Jerman and a Sinniah will buy you a watch.

But when it comes to raising money for Children’s Hospices, when is enough enough? Asking you to donate even more is a big ask, I know, but as they (now) say “Pauwels ventured, Pauwels gained”. These charities do some great work, please give what you can.

Richard Allen