Over £90,000 raised at Diverse Abilities gala ball

Over £90,000 raised at Diverse Abilities gala ball

Caption: Diverse Abilities staff and voluneers at the gala ball © Nick Rutter

Charity | Posted: Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 at 9:32 am | return to news

Over £90,000 raised at Diverse Abilities gala ball

Diverse Abilities celebrated raising over £90,000 at its annual gala ball, held at Poole Lighthouse, which was raising funds for the vital services the charity runs to support children and adults living with disabilities in Dorset, and their families.

Over £90,000 raised at Diverse Abilities gala ball

Caption: Diverse Abilities staff and voluneers at the gala ball © Nick Rutter

The Parisian themed event, which was kindly sponsored by Franses Jewellers of Bournemouth, was an extraordinary evening with over 400 people attending. Adults and families the charity supports, Diverse Abilities staff, sponsors and other members of the local community had an unforgettable time from the moment they walked in on the red carpet until carriages arrived at 1am.

Guests enjoyed a drinks reception before entering the red and black themed room to a fabulous silk dancer on stage, followed by a three-course meal with wine. During the evening a group of cancan dancers entertained guests and local band Funkty Dumpty kept everyone dancing until late.

Sue Reid, events manager at Diverse Abilities, said, “Everyone in attendance had a truly memorable night. Words can’t even express how delighted we are with the funds raised. A massive thank you goes to everyone that attended and our sponsors – Franses Jewellers, Global Group, Forelle Estates and Sue Thomas. Without their support the event could not have happened.”

The monies raised at the gala ball, and other events Diverse Abilities runs every year, has a huge impact on the children, adults and families the charity supports. Without the help of the local community, Diverse Abilities could not run its services and make a difference to those it cares for, providing children and adults a future they deserve and being a lifeline to parents.

Next year’s gala ball is taking place on Saturday 23 November. To reserve your tickets now call 01202 7182

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