THREE friends who got together to plan a ball are well on the way to raising £8,000 in aid of Barndardo’s North East.
Catherine Marshall from Redcar, Nina Fryer and David Conway, who are both from Billingham, have been planning this summer’s charity ball for the past few months.
The trio first got together to discuss the event when Catherine bought a ball gown but had nowhere to wear it and so the idea for the Summer Ball in aid of Barnardo’s was born.
It will take place at Gisborough Hall Hotel in North Yorkshire on Friday, August 16.
Thanks to the support of businesses across the North East, the friends are well on the way to reaching their fundraising target of £8,000.
Catherine Marshall said: “We are so grateful for the support of businesses including the Cleveland Centre in Middlesbrough and The Newcastle Clinic who are our main sponsors, and the many other businesses who have donated gifts which will be auctioned on the evening.
“All funds raised will be donated to a Middlesbrough-based Barnardo’s project and we believe that our target is well within our reach.”
Debbie Anderson, centre manager for the Cleveland Centre, added: “We are really behind Nina, Catherine and David and think that they are doing a great job to support Barnardo’s North East. There are so many children, young people and families in need of support in the region and we are proud to support the ball.”
Companies region-wide are backing the ball by donating items to be auctioned on the evening including signed Manchester United and Middlesbrough FC shirts, a bridal make-up package and a book signed by the renowned photographer Joe Cornish.
Tickets for the Summer Ball cost £35 which includes a three-course meal and entertainment from The Beer Pigs. There will be fundraising activities on the night together with some surprises in store for guests.
Barnardo’s in the North East supports on around 23,360 children, young people and their families every year. All proceeds from the Summer Ball will be donated to a specific Barnardo’s project, based in Middlesbrough.
Businesses supporting the Summer Ball include:
Tyne & Wear
Newcastle Clinic – Newcastle Clinic have been instrumental in putting us in touch with the following:
House of Hues Photography – providing photography services
ReVamp Clinics – attending and donating body contouring sessions worth £600-800
Durham / Tyne & Wear
Amanda Bell Make-up Artist
Donating 2 auction lots, worth £1500
– £1,000 Bridal package
– £500 Personal Shopping service & tutorials
Newcastle Hair & Beauty
Donating Solfeggio Treatment
Cleveland Centre – sponsoring acts: Spencer Wood Magic, The Beer Pigs – local band, Chance Casino
Gisborough Hall – 3 prize vouchers worth more than £400
Crathorne Hall – Dinner, B&B for 2 (£260)
The Perfume Shop (Cleveland Centre) – guest gifts
Anonymous Tees Valley donation – Villa for 1 week overlooking a 5* Jack Niclaus golf course in Murcia, Spain
Middlesbrough F.C. – Signed new season shirt & signed A3 cork board
Chilli Cake Deli – afternoon tea
The House Yarm – Wynyard Golf Club 4 ball voucher
Jim McGairy – signed print
William Harling – sculpture
Joe Cornish – signed book
North & West Yorkshire & Beyond
Oakapple Group – Leeds
Manchester United F.C. – signed 2012/13 shirt
Consult Services – Wakefield & Pin-up Rebel Hair Artistry – Wakefield
Auction donations worth £200+
For further information on a table or individual tickets visit: summerballfundraiser.wix.com/summer-ball