Fantastic night at Spalding’s South Holland Centre raised money for charities

Organisers Ali Fox, Helen Webster, Shirley Storey and Jackie Briggs.
Organisers Ali Fox, Helen Webster, Shirley Storey and Jackie Briggs.
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Two deserving charities will benefit after a fun-filled Valentine’s Ball held at Spalding’s South Holland Centre on Friday evening.

Some 85 revellers danced the night away to local band Zebra and Sarah O’Brien, and it looks like the evening will have raised at least £1,500.

Hendrina Tibbs, Chris Tibbs, Carole Ord, Ken Ord, Keith Wilson, Louise Wilson.

Hendrina Tibbs, Chris Tibbs, Carole Ord, Ken Ord, Keith Wilson, Louise Wilson.

Helen Webster, who organised the evening with fellow Weight Watchers leader Jackie Briggs along with Ali Fox and Shirley Storey, said: “It was an absolutely fantastic evening.

“It was one of the best nights. Everyone really enjoyed themselves, there was lots of excitement and fun and our charities will do really well out of it – which was the main reason for organising the ball.”

The British Heart Foundation and Diabetes Uk are the two charities receiving money from the ball and they are both close to Helen and Jackie’s hearts.

Helen lost her dad to a heart attack and her mumhas heart failure. Both also had diabetes. Jackie’s dad also has heart problems.

“Apart from our parents, so many people who we have worked with through Weight Watchers have various health conditions and need the sort of care funded by these charities.”

The evening was such a success that Helen and Jackie have already booked the South Holland Centre for a follow up event. The ‘Fall Ball’ will be held at the Spalding venue in September 2017.

• More pictures in Thursday’s Spalding Guardian.