‘Harry’ joins the ball to fund water for Africa
Hundreds of children in Africa will be spared from drinking polluted water after £3,600 was raised at a charity ball.
The Summer Gala Ball, held at the Ashford International Hotel, was organised by the charity Fields of Life, which promotes safe drinking water, education and health in the poorest villages of East Africa.
The black and white themed event, sponsored by Ecosan, an Ashford-based eco-friendly washroom services business, raised enough money to build a well in a village and maintain it for 20 years. More t han 100 people attended the party, which was hosted by BBC weather presenter Kaddy Lee-Preston and Paul Andrews from Kent Business Bunker Radio.
Richard Spratt, chief exec- utive of Fields of Life, said: “We’re passionate about providing clean water to the villages. As a result of tonight, 1,000 lives will be saved by building just one well.”
Entertainment was provided by dancers from the Mandy Ellen Performing Arts School in Maidstone, celebrity lookalikes Suzie Kennedy, aka Marilyn Monroe and Roddy Walker, who posed as Prince Harry and 1980s-style band Total Recall.
Charlotte Webb, Kaddy Lee-Preston, Roddy Walker (Prince Harry), Paul Andrews, Carl Wood and Sonja Wood at the summer ball for Fields of Life