Grease ball was a blast

Organisers Gemma Robinson and Jenny Carr.
Organisers Gemma Robinson and Jenny Carr.
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Grease was the word that got party-goers in the mood to dance the night away at Springfields events centre on Saturday.

The formal ball had a high school twist in the form of a Grease Lightning theme to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

Dressed up for diabetes. Photo: SG221016-173TW

Dressed up for diabetes. Photo: SG221016-173TW

This was the fifth consecutive diabetes ball that Gemma Robinson and Jenny Carr have organised, and well over £40,000 has been raised for JDRF since the first event in 2012.

Gemma said: “Everyone really enjoyed it and we would like to thank everyone who came and helped make this ball such a success.”

Gemma’s daughter Faith (7) and Jenny’s son Oliver (8) both suffer with type 1 diabetes and have been the driving force of their fundraising.

The 515 guests were served a three course meal and enjoyed party games, auctions and of course had a boogie on the dance floor.

The international party band, The Talent, who are renowned for playing all over the world at conventional and private functions, provided the dance music.

Well-known Loaded DJ Shaun Neal and Spalding’s Polka Dot Dance Academy also performed.

Gemma and Jenny are already planning for next year. May 13 will be their annual 90s party and the next ball will have a Wild West theme.

• See Thursday’s Spalding Guardian for a full page of pictures.