3rd July 2016

Hospice summer ball extravaganza success

Over 100 hospice supporters dressed up and danced the night away last week at St Richard’s Hospice’s 1920s themed summer ball.

The glamorous summer occasion was held in the spectacular location of Malvern College on Saturday 2nd July, raising £7,000 to help the hospice continue to provide compassionate care to patients with life-limiting illnesses and support their loved ones.

Guests were treated to some very special St Richard’s hospitality, enjoying a delicious three course meal followed by live music from trio Gershwin Gang who took guests back in time to the 1920s with a mix of jazz, swing and rat pack music. The casino was also hugely popular with those that did not want to take to the dance floor.

Supporters gave generously to the live auction, led by Will Kerton from Knight Frank, and to the raffle. Special souvenir photographs were also available from Pinhole Images and guests enjoyed trying out their photo booth.

Rachel Jones, Fundraising Manager at St Richard’s Hospice, said; “We had a fabulous night with everyone going to so much effort to dress up and look glamorous. We are very grateful to the St Richard’s Hospice Business Patrons who sponsored the event and to Malvern Events at the Malvern College for providing the venue free of charge, which looked absolutely stunning. The money raised could fund a specialist bereavement counsellor at the hospice for three months.”