Glittering charity ball organised for Suffolk Show supporters- 25th May 2017
25th May 2017
Glittering charity ball organised for Suffolk Show supporters
Organisers, volunteers and supporters of the Suffolk Show have attended a special ball, helping to raise money and awareness for three charities. The glittering occasion, which is organised every three years by the Suffolk Show Ball Committee, was held at the Ringside Club Marquee at Trinity Park on 20 May.
The Suffolk Show Ball, which was attended by almost 650 people, was military themed this year with vintage military machinery on display and a military band playing during reception drinks. Luxury prizes donated from Suffolk supporters and show retailers were also auctioned during the event, including a flight in a Tiger Moth, Emily Mortimer jewellery, Jardine of London handbag, Bella Singleton silk scarf, Fairfax and Favour boots donated by High Flyers, an Annabel Brocks tweed cape donated by Out and About, a fedora from Hicks and Brown, a pair of Pickett ladies gloves, 12 bottles of Melton Sparkle, an overnight stay at the Salthouse Harbour Hotel and a flight in an iconic WW2 Spitfire.
All proceeds from the ball were in aid of Team Rubicon, an international charity which unites military veterans to provide disaster relief in emergency situations, as well as Suffolk charity Flourish which addresses rural needs in the county, and the Suffolk Agricultural Association’s education initiatives including the School Farm and Country Fair.
Georgie Wayman, chair of the Suffolk Show Ball Committee, said: “The ball was a wonderful occasion and we as a committee are thrilled that everyone had a brilliant night. Thank you to all who attended and supported the ball, and for helping us to raise money and awareness for three worthwhile causes. We look forward to announcing our final fundraising total in the coming weeks.”
The Suffolk Show is run and managed by the Suffolk Agricultural Association. As a charity, the SAA’s core purpose is to promote the importance of food, farming and the countryside to the economy and character of Suffolk through the Suffolk Show itself and a series of education programmes aimed at young people in schools and colleges.
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