Thou­sands raised at Win­ter Dreams

Macclesfield Express - - TIME-TRIP -

WIN­TER dreams came true for the or­gan­is­ers of this year’s an­nual East Cheshire Hospice ball, which broke all pre­vi­ous records by rais­ing a mag­nif­i­cent £93,500.

The themed Win­ter Dreams Ball marked a stun­ning fi­nale to the 30th an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tions.

As in pre­vi­ous years the auc­tion and raf­fle prizes were one of the high­lights of the evening with an on­line buyer win­ning the top prize spon­sored by P.R. Jones Jew­ellers – a half-carat di­a­mond pen­dant, worth £3,000. The di­a­mond, des­ig­nated d-colour, was do­nated by the Jones fam­ily of Greeba, Michael and David Jones.

The an­nual tombola went down a storm and, thanks to sup­port from lo­cal busi­nesses and ser­vices who do­nated more than 200 prizes, it raised over £4,500.

More than 350 guests at­tended the an­nual Ball which was also spon­sored by Pinches Med­i­cal who took a ta­ble at the event.

The evening was hosted by lo­cal com­pere, Paul Sleem and fea­tured an ar­ray of en­ter­tain­ment in­clud­ing Spark and Danash dance school from Helsby.

“The evening was a phe­nom­e­nal suc­cess and we are ab­so­lutely thrilled at how much was raised by our spon­sors and sup­port­ers,” said events man­ager, Joanna Boyd.

“We rely so heav­ily on the gen­eros­ity of our com­mu­nity to pay for more than 80 per cent of our day to day run­ning costs, so these events are in­cred­i­bly im­por­tant to us.

“We are ex­tremely grate­ful to the fundrais­ing com­mit­tee, which in­cludes Sharon Ron­nie, Ginny Blunt, Jo Dal­ton, Marya Signey and So­phie John­ston who work so hard to make the ball one of the high­lights of our fundrais­ing cal­en­dar.

“Many con­grat­u­la­tions on your record-beat­ing ef­forts,” she said.

Guests en­joy­ing the East Cheshire Hospice’s Win­ter Dreams Ball

More guests en­joy­ing Cheshire Hospice’s an­nual ball

Drum­mers from Sparks en­ter­tain­ing the crowd (top). Dancers from the Danash Dance School dur­ing their spec­tac­u­lar per­for­mance

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