A great ex­cuse to get dressed up

Mums or­gan­ise char­ity Spring Ball to raise funds for Hospice of St Fran­cis

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

The Hospice of St Fran­cis will host a spring ball at the Royal Air Force Mu­seum in Hen­don on May 14.

A cham­pagne re­cep­tion will be fol­lowed by a three course meal served be­neath the wings of the mu­seum’s iconic Lan­caster Bomber.

Nigel Bar­den, food and drink critic for BBC Ra­dio 2, will be the com­pere for the evening and live mu­sic will play un­til late into the night.

An auc­tion will of­fer an im­pres­sive se­lec­tion of fab­u­lous, unique and quirky prizes to suit all tastes.

The Spring Ball is be­ing or­gan­ised by a com­mit­tee of eight mums who live near the hospice.

They have sup­ported the hospice in dif­fer­ent ways in­clud­ing vol­un­teer­ing and par­tic­i­pat­ing in Oc­to­ber’s Mud Pack Chal­lenge, and have now come to­gether to or­gan­ise the high-end event.

The in­au­gu­ral Spring Ball in 2014 raised £65,000 and is so named to raise aware­ness of the hospice’s Spring Cen­tre, a health and well­be­ing hub of­fer­ing groups, cour­ses and ther­apy to help peo­ple with life-lim­it­ing ill­nesses to live well, re­main in­de­pen­dent and main­tain their qual­ity of life.

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pro­vides phys­io­ther­apy, fit­ness groups, and emo­tional and prac­ti­cal sup­port for peo­ple who have re­cov­ered from po­ten­tially life­lim­it­ing ill­nesses.

Ad­di­tion­ally, The Spring Cen­tre of­fers a wealth of sup­port for fam­i­lies, loved ones and car­ers.

Chair­man of the Spring Ball Com­mit­tee Anna Loder said: “We were blown away by the sup­port were re­ceived for our first ball from lo­cal busi­nesses and from peo­ple in the com­mu­nity keen to help such a great cause. We all had a fan­tas­tic time and now we’re work­ing hard to make this year’s ball even more mem­o­rable. There is no bet­ter ex­cuse to get dressed up, gather up your friends and join us at this iconic venue for what prom­ises to be a spe­cial evening.”

Fes­tiv­i­ties will start at 7.30pm at RAF Mu­seum Hen­don. The mu­seum is in Gra­hame Park Way, Lon­don. It is si­t­u­ated at Colin­dale Un­der­ground on the Edg­ware branch of the North­ern Line.

Tick­ets for the event cost £100 per per­son and can be pur­chased by email­ing thes­pring­ball@mail.com.

You can also keep up to date on the lat­est de­vel­op­ments at www. face­book .com/ thes­pring­ball and via Twit­ter @thes­pring­ball.

Gifts, ex­pe­ri­ences, hol­i­days and vouch­ers would be grate­fully re­ceived for the raf­fle and auc­tion to raise funds for The Hospice of St Fran­cis.

To do­nate a prize, email thes­pring­ball@mail.com.

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