Glamourous party-goers out in force for good cause

Steve and Gill Bartlett, Andrew and Carly Smith, Abi Eldridge, Carla Beba, Jason and Liz Wall, Jonathon Tyler, Diane Petchell and Hazel Devlin enjoy themselves at the Crystal Charity Ball.
Steve and Gill Bartlett, Andrew and Carly Smith, Abi Eldridge, Carla Beba, Jason and Liz Wall, Jonathon Tyler, Diane Petchell and Hazel Devlin enjoy themselves at the Crystal Charity Ball.
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In only its second year, The Crystal Charity Ball has raised an astounding £10,000 for The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation.

Kelly Beba, of Holbeach, started the Crystal Charity Ball last year because she wanted to raise money for the charity after her father, local man Graham Mackman, died of lung cancer.

Kelly said: “I can’t believe we’ve done so well again this year. It was a fantastic evening and everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves.

“We try really hard to make this a good value for money and enjoyable night, whilst doing something for charity at the same time.”

More than 400 attended the Ball at the Springfields’ Event Centre in Spalding.

Guests were treated to a three course meal and danced the night away to local 80s tribute band the Wild Boys and The Look.

Representatives from the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation also attended.

Jo Warmington, of the charity, said: “We simply couldn’t continue to fund research and provide services to help people with lung cancer without the support of events like The Crystal Charity Ball and everyone involved”

Kelly added: “This was another special night.

“Originally this was a tribute to my dad, but we have other members on our committee who have lost close family members to lung cancer. So this year’s ball was dedicated to all those who have lost someone to this disease.”

The date for next year’s ball is soon to be set and will be posted on the organiser’s website, www.thecrystalcharityball.org .