Masquerade ball raised £2.5k for cancer charity

PARTY-GOERS: From left, event organiser Julie Hardiman, Dawn Bartley,  Ashleigh Simester and Jane Spragg.

PARTY-GOERS: From left, event organiser Julie Hardiman, Dawn Bartley, Ashleigh Simester and Jane Spragg.

First published in News

TWO hundred people danced the night away to raise more than £2,500 for Children with Cancer UK.

Serial fund-raiser Julie Hardiman, of Kidderminster, organised the Masquerade Ball in a bid to raise funds for the charity, which helped one of her close family members while they were fighting leukaemia.

Kidderminster covers band Blind Lemon were the entertainment for the evening, which raised £705 in a raffle and £1,871.37 in ticket sales.

Mrs Hardiman said: "The event went perfectly. As soon as the disco music started the dancing began and as soon as Blind Lemon appeared on stage, the dance floor was packed right from the beginning of the evening until the end.

"Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves and were extremely generous in their donations and purchases of raffle tickets hence the amount raised at this event.

"I can not thank the Gainsborough House Hotel enough for letting me have the function room for free and have suggested I book Blind Lemon for two nights next year due to the fact that I could have sold the 200 tickets available twice over."

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