25th February 2016

The Fabulous King’s Las Vegas Ball

Hundreds celebrated an evening of glitz and glamour in aid of St Richard’s Hospice at the Kings Hawford Las Vegas Ball, raising over £9000 to help the local charity care for patients with life-limiting illnesses.

Over 200 people filled the ballroom at the Bank House Hotel, Bransford, on Saturday, 6th February, and guests enjoyed the ball in style. The evening, organised by King’s Hawford School, was filled with lights, laughter and fun for all.

Following a champagne reception and an indulgent three course meal, entertainment was provided by Steve Maitland and his Big Swing Band and a performance by the Las Vegas dancers. This was followed by a disco and, for those who preferred not to take to the dance floor, a casino provided entertaining games such as ‘Chase the Joker’ and Blackjack and Roulette. Guests were able to take home a reminder of the evening with professional photos taken by Jamie Thomas Photography.

Jim Turner, Head at Kings Hawford School, said: “We were delighted to support the valuable work of St. Richard’s at the Las Vegas Ball. It was a most enjoyable evening and one in which we were able to raise funds to assist the hospice while having a terrific evening in a perfect venue.”

Jayne Sargeant, St Richard’s Hospice Community Fundraiser, said; “We are most grateful to the Kings Hawford School and the Bank House Hotel, and to everyone involved in making the evening such a success.  We would 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.”