'Enchanted' Somerset Breast Cancer Now ball is a success
250 people attended a formal ball near Burnham-On-Sea on Saturday
evening (December 2nd) to raise funds for a local breast cancer
support charity that's celebrating its 20th year.
annual Somerset Breast Cancer Now Ball, held at the Batch Country
House in Lympsham, had a colourful 'enchanted' theme - and the audience
Chocolate provided the evening's entertainment as the audience enjoyed
a three-course meal followed by a successful charity auction, raffle
Holly Macbeth, from Somerset Breast Cancer Now, said the evening
had been a great success.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "What another amazing ball yet again
- our ninth ball - and what a fabulous way to celebrate 20 years
of the group and our half a million pounds fundraising achievement!"
"The venue at the Batch Country House in Lympsham was stunning
again with amazing food. Our thanks go to James, Anna and the team
brilliant Dr Chocolate band lifted the room as always along with
the fabulous tunes from DJ Dave from Sedgemoor FM who supported
"We thank all our donators on the night and our fabulous guests
for choosing to come to our sell-out ball. Well over half the tables
have already been reserved for 2018 which is completely amazing!"
are thrilled to announce our final total for our Enchanted ball
2017! We have raised a staggering £10,327! The group are blown
away with emotion & staggered at the huge generosity of our
guests, donators & anyone who helped us put on the best ball
yet! We couldnt do these events without your continued support
and as long as you want us to host these events we will. I know
my mum will be so very proud of everyone involved & im truly
honoured to carry on"
personal thanks go to Neil, aka Buster, for donating his time and
his outstanding comparing, he was brilliant, and to my Breast Cancer
Now family. They all worked so hard for this ball, all voluntary
in their own time."
the expense of missing out on family and friend activities, Im
so incredibly proud of Becky, Tori, Iaine, Victoria, Martin, Eugene,
Ian and John - well done team you smashed it!"
thank you once again for your generous support and we hope you all
had a truly 'enchanted' evening."
evening started with a charity cheque donation of £1,000 from
James and Anna, the owners of the Batch, to the Breast Cancer Now.
It's photographed here by Ella Photography.
The ball was enjoyed by over 200 people near Burnham at the weekend
(photos Burnham-On-Sea.com / David Pearce)