Diamond Jubilee party, Duckenfield Hall, Mobberley
PUBLISHED: 14:50 24 August 2012 | UPDATED: 21:47 20 February 2013
Cheshire's Lord Lieutenant David Briggs and his wife, Michelle, threw open the grounds of their Mobberley home for a black tie ball in honour of Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee.
Cheshires Lord Lieutenant David Briggs and his wife, Michelle, threw open the grounds of their Mobberley home for a black tie ball in honour of Her Majestys Diamond Jubilee.
The celebration at Duckenfield Hall saw Cheshires great and good gather for a champagne reception, followed by a lavish dinner, on one of the warmest evenings of the year. Among the attendees were members of Ellesmere Port Sea Cadet Corps providing rousing music.
The occasion raised over 100,000 for local charities. One of the main beneficiaries was the new Cheshire Community Foundation. The Foundation exists to help Cheshire philanthropists give to good causes in the county effectively.
The Lord Lieutenant explained:We exist to make Cheshire better. We will find those organisations which can really make a difference to those less fortunate in our county and we will work with those voluntary organisations which are the most business-like in achieving their charitable mission.
If you want to make sure that every pound you give is well spent then please come and talk to the Cheshire Community Foundation about how we can help you to achieve your philanthropic goals, he said.
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PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOHN COCKS