Thousands raised at Winter Dreams
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