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Tuesday, 11 November 2014

WOW - Bleadon WI Ball Raised Over £10,000

Bleadon WI Ball

In the summer this year Bleadon WI decided to look to carry out a fund raising event to raise money for a local charity to follow on from the great success of the Bleadon WI Calendar in 2012

A subcommittee was set up with nine keen members and led by our President Tracy Heppenstall  it was decided to take on the ambitious project of hosting a Bleadon Ball hosted by Bleadon WI

A local charity was chosen, Weston Hospice Care and a booking was made for Batch Country House in Lympsham, a great menu was chosen and along with local designer Jon Hooper, Bloke on His Own, the very beautiful tickets and posters were printed

No-one expected the response to be so amazing and within weeks nearly 300 tickets were sold and the committee went about organising the raffle and auction.

Local businesses, Bleadon WI members, and members of the community did us proud with amazing auction and raffle prizes On the night we had a very successful auction which saw 14 lots including a donkey, Jimmy Choo Handbag and meals in local restaurants.

The night was a great success with good food, dancing to local band Doctor Chocolate, Photographs by Scott at Dot Photography.

Everyone had an excellent time and unbelievably we smashed our target and raised over £10,000 for Weston Hospice Care.

Bleadon WI would like to thank everyone for their support