Ladies’ Lipstick and Champagne ball raises charity cash

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Women of all ages enjoyed a girls’ night out without the boys at the fourth annual Lipstick and Champagne Ball.

The event is held to raise money for the St Barnabas charity, which has a hospice offering palliative care in Spalding.

More than 160 women, aged from their 20s upwards, were invited to get dressed up to the nines and sip champagne with friends at the ball held at Spalding’s South Holland Centre.

There was also a delicious meal to tuck into and the chance to win a pampering treat in the raffle.

St Barnabas community fundraiser Vicky Allen, who organised the event, said: “It was very well supported and everyone seemed to have a really good time.

“As we have been celebrating the 30th anniversary of St Barnabas, the ball had an ’80s theme, with a live band playing music from the decade and ’80s sweets and legwarmers on the tables.

“It is the fourth year we have held it and it is just a good chance for women who might not want to go clubbing to get together for a good meal and a boogie.

“It’s a real girls’ night out and raises money for a good cause at the same time.”

The ball raised around £1,800 and plans are now being drawn up for the fifth event in 2014.