Annual Spring Ball raises more than £30k

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Date published: Thursday 28th March 2019 | 10:29 GMT

Our Spring Ball brought together dozens of local businesses who helped us raise £34,000!

On the evening of Saturday 23rd March 2019, St Clare Hospice hosted a Spring Ball at Weston Homes’ Conference Centre in Takeley, near Bishop’s Stortford.

Dozens of local businesses attended the event to help raise vital funding for St Clare, supporting the delivery of our specialist palliative care across West Essex and East Hertfordshire.

More than 100 attendees enjoyed a prosecco reception, followed by a 3-course meal and an evening of live musical entertainment from local band Frisco Monk. An auction on the night boasted major prizes up for grabs including: a flight to Le Touquet for lunch courtesy of Paul Donovan, a golf holiday in the Algarve courtesy of Hashtag Travel and a hospitality match at West Ham courtesy of Alloy Fabweld.

In total, St Clare Hospice’s Spring Ball raised over £34,000 in vital funding after attendees bid generously during the live and silent auction.

The Spring Ball was organised by St Clare’s Corporate Partnerships Manager, Amy Jacobs, who said: “Our Spring Ball was once again such a wonderful celebration for our corporate partners. We really enjoyed the evening together and managed to raise a phenomenal amount of money for the hospice, topping last years’ total by £10k!”

Amy Jacobs continued: “I’d like to personally thank each and every person and local business who came along on the night, and to everyone who supported the event in other ways. It is with your generous support that we are able to continue delivering our compassionate, specialist palliative care for people in the local community who are living with a life-limiting illness – and their families. Your support makes such a difference! With particular thanks to our business steering group, organising committee and volunteers. The event wouldn’t have happened without you.”

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