East Cheshire Hospice's 30th anniversary ball
PUBLISHED: 00:00 02 January 2019
East Cheshire Hospice celebrated 30 years with a winter dreams themed ball
East Cheshire Hospice 30th anniversary
Clinical Director, Sandra Jones and nurses, Pippa Williams, Helen Henshaw and Claire Barber
Carol Frain, Jackie Harding, Amy Chatwood, Jack Layden, Lisa Ball and Kate Bowmar
Jackie Harding, Carol Frain, Joanna Boyd, Mel Fisher, Kate Bowmar, Jack Layden, Lisa Ball, Beth Candy, Lisa Ball, Louise Delamy and Rachel Allcock
Jacqui Ford, Angela Fishwick, Louise Delamy, Vicky Bucknell, Joan-Marie Williams and Claire Hutchinson
Thelma Jackson and April Green
Phil and Yvonne Dodd with Richard and Tracey O'Keefe and Martin Blunt
Emily Boase, Heidi Donoghue and Olivier Winter
John and Andrea Dickens
Resi Harris with Fiona Towle and Michelle Mullane
Kathryn Pryer, Karen Armstrong and Nancy Rowley
M.C. Paul Sleem with members of the organising committee
Sisters, Lucy Druce and Jo Boyd
Andy and Sandy Lea with Nigel Lomas, Sarah Dale, Claire and David Loughlin, Joanne and David Woodcock
Alex Howarth, Oliver Krajewski, Jack Ronnie and Oliver Towle
Elizabeth Wood and Tanya Walker
Chantelle Rhodes and Jo Sipi
Friends, supporters and staff enjoyed an evening of wintry fun at a ball to mark East Cheshire Hospice’s 30th anniversary.
Over 350 guests attended the occasion at The Mere Golf Resort and Spa in Knutsford, hosted by local compere, Paul Sleem. It featured an array of entertainment including choreographed routines from Spark and Danash dance school from Helsby.
The evening broke all previous records, raising £95,500 for the Macclesfield hospice with help from a tombola and auction, for which 200 prizes were donated by local businesses.
A highlight of the evening was one lucky guest winning a half-carat diamond pendant from P.R. Jones Jewellers worth over £3,000. It was donated by the Jones’ family.
Joanna Boyd, hospice events manager said: ‘The evening was a phenomenal success and we are thrilled at how much money was raised by our supporters. We rely heavily on the generosity of our community, so these events are incredibly important. We are extremely grateful to the fundraising committee, whose hard work make the ball one of the highlights of our fundraising calendar.’