An annual charity ball has raised thousands of pounds to help those who have suffered a stroke or been diagnosed with prostate cancer and raise awareness of the conditions.
It is organised by Hastings woman Hayley Luck, who explained: “After losing my father to prostate cancer in 2011 my family and I decided that we wanted to organise a charity event in his memory and in memory of my mother in law who we had lost to a stroke and to raise funds and awareness about these two conditions, so we organised a charity ball.
“At last year’s ball we exceeded raising a cumulative total of £10,000, raising over £3,000 on the night itself and were again overwhelmed by the support from guests on the night and businesses and individuals who contributed towards the raffle and auction.
“This year’s ball is being held again at The Powdermills Hotel, Battle on August 19. The evening includes a three course meal with live musical entertainment followed by a luxury raffle and auction of over 30 prizes, and memory balloons that allow guests to remember their own loved ones. Our top auction prize is the weekend use of a GT86 sportscar courtesy of St Leonards Motors.”
Details of this year’s event are on the Facebook page www.facebook.com/theperidotball. Tickets are £35 by contacting 01424 712875/07818508469 or by email to theperidotball @gmail.com.
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