Published on: Thursday 12 Mar 2020 at 10:40
Our annual Spring Ball on 7th March was a huge success
A grand total of £35,000 was raised at St Clare Hospice’s annual Spring Ball on Saturday 7th March, which this year sported a pearly theme in line with the charity’s 30th anniversary since it was founded in 1990.
St Clare’s Spring Ball takes place every March at Weston Homes’ Business Centre in Takeley. Inviting local businesses throughout West Essex and East Hertfordshire to attend, this years’ Ball saw more than 120 individuals make a show to support their local Hospice charity.
On the night, glamorous attendees placed their bids on the Spring Ball auction, which this year was also preceded by an online silent auction running for a week prior to the Ball. With £2,000 already in the bag for St Clare Hospice, generous bidders topped up the coffers to a healthy £16,660. Prizes included: a golf holiday donated by Hashtag Travel; a three course meal for four at West Ham’s Royal East, donated by Alloy Fabweld; a sea fishing trip for 4 donated by The Sprint Group; a champers afternoon tea with a chauffeur donated by Daniel Robinson & Sons; and a gourmet home dining experience donated by Paul Donovan at Wright & Co.
Once all donations were counted after the weekend’s celebrations came to a close, St Clare Hospice announced the total of £35,000 – which could be enough to fund over three weeks of the Hospice’s entire Community Services department, which provides specialist care and support to local people in their own homes.
“What a way to celebrate St Clare’s 30th Birthday!” said Corporate Fundraising Manager, Amy Jacobs, who organised the pearly Spring Ball alongside team member Charlotte Durham. “Once again, we’re absolutely swept off our feet by the generosity and kindness of our local, charity business partners. Everyone in the room on the night helped to make a difference on Saturday – in supporting St Clare to raise the vital income that goes towards our care for local people living with a life-limiting illness. We had a wonderful time on the night; we hope everyone else did, too. Now, we’d just like to say a big, proud, pearly thank you to everyone who made our Spring Ball 2020 possible – you are all hospice heroes!”
St Clare Hospice would like to thank the following organisations and individuals for making their Spring Ball such a success:
All of the individuals and companies who donated raffle prizes
Carmen – Gloria Heap
Daniel Robinson & Sons
Down Hall Hotel and Spa
European WaterCare Ltd
EXL Driving School
Graham Ellis Associates
Melvyn Rutter Ltd
Taylor Wimpey Major Developments
The Sprint Group
The Star Inn
Tottenham Hotspur Foundation
Wright & Co.
Your Staff Solutions Ltd
For more information about Corporate Fundraising with St Clare Hospice, please get in touch with the Fundraising team on 01279 773750 or [email protected]