14th March 2017

Shaken not stirred at 007 ball

Up to 200 people celebrated an evening of glitz and glamour in aid of St Richard’s Hospice at The Kings Hawford 007 Ball on Saturday 4 March.

Guests filled the Elgar Suite at the Bank House Hotel in Bransford, raising more than £11,500 to help the local charity to continue to care for patients with life-limiting illnesses.

Following a three course meal, entertainment was provided by Steve Maitland and his Big Swing Band with a performance by dancers from The Dance in Motion Academy, Malvern.

There was also a disco and casino which provided a host of games including Live and Let Fizz, Giant Scalextric and Diamond Dip, which resulted in a lucky player winning diamond earrings donated by Rock Lobster in Worcester.  A live auction was conducted by Will Kerton from Knight Frank.

Guests were able to take home a reminder of the evening with professional photos taken by Pinhole Images.

Jim Turner, Head Master of Kings Hawford School said: “We were delighted to see such a large sum raised at the Ball for such a worthy charity.  The money will support the valuable services provided by the hospice and we are proud to be involved in assisting it in its fine work.  All who attended enjoyed a great evening and we are grateful to the Bank House Hotel for making this possible.”

Jayne Sargeant, St Richard’s Hospice Community Fundraiser, said; “Our thanks go to both Kings Hawford, The Bank House Hotel and to all those involved in making the James Bond themed evening such a fabulous success.  We would also like to thank everyone who generously supported the raffle on the evening, and thank all the local businesses who provided a range of wonderful prizes.”