Leicestershire’s finest donned their gowns and black ties for an evening of celebration, fundraising and dancing for the first Great Leicestershire Charity Ball.
Guests were welcomed by local jazz saxophonist Black Hat Magic who set the tone for the evening ahead. After enjoying a 3-course gala dinner at The Kube, the events venue at the prestigious Leicester Race Course, local sporting legend Willie Thorne – renowned snooker star, presenter and ‘strictly’ dancer, entertained us all and whipped up potential auction buyers into a bidding frenzy. Local business men and women got their hands on limited edition sports memorabilia, artwork and exclusive packages.
The Royal Flush Casino was a huge hit with crowds gathering to try their hands at some light gambling all in the name of charity whilst the band Jonny and The Goodtime Boys belted out their signature soul hits so guests could dance the night away.
Sponsor David Hunter of ADT commented “The evening was a tremendous success and it was wonderful to see so many local business people gather together in support of these small charities.”
The evening raised a fantastic £3,242 which will be split between the beneficiary charities who include Hope Against Cancer, Soft Touch Arts, Alex’s Wish, Woodside Animal Centre, Menphy’s, Dorothy Goodman Academy, Matt Hampson Foundation, Bodie Hodges Foundation, Bamboozle and MNDA.