The party spirit was in full swing for Overgate Hospice at this year’s Annual Ball hosted on Saturday 7th October at The Arches, Dean Clough. The event was compared by Billy Wheadon and attended by 300 people with an impressive £81,000 raised for the Hospice - the most ever raised at Overgate’s Annual Ball event.
The total was reached with a selection of fundraising on the night including a live auction with once in a lifetime prizes, one of which being the chance fund the care at Overgate Hospice on Christmas Day.
As well as enjoying a three-course dinner, attendees were also given the opportunity to buy
prize-winning balloons with prizes on offer that had been generously donated by businesses across the area.
Excitement built in the room thanks to the hotly anticipated ‘Unlock the Rock’ which contained a diamond necklace donated by Lister Horsfall Jewellers worth over £1700! Overgate staff sold keys for £10 throughout the evening and later guests were invited to try their key in the lock with the owner of the winning key taking home the diamonds.
Other entertainment on the night included a Best Bids auction with prizes including overnight breaks, an exclusive cookery class and wine tasting experiences and the evening was brought to a close with live entertainment from local band Suzie and the Groove.
Jess Bailey, Events Fundraiser at Overgate said: “It was a very special evening with such a great atmosphere in the room. It was truly humbling to see a room filled with such generosity and care for the cause. We were overwhelmed to have received such amazing support from local businesses donating prizes for the night and of course, those who donated and bid on the night.”
The event was kindly sponsored by local busisesses Leo Group, IFT Wealth Management, Grid Thirteen, Falconer Print & Packaging and A Safe UK who all attended the event.