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Spalding Masquerade Ball will help two charities




Michelle Homes, who is organising the masquerade ball at the South Holland Centre in Spalding for next March. (2446020)
Michelle Homes, who is organising the masquerade ball at the South Holland Centre in Spalding for next March. (2446020)

After seeing a family member diagnosed with dementia and another go through breast cancer, a Spalding woman has set herself a mission to support research into the two illnesses.

Michelle Holmes (29), is organising a masquerade ball at Spalding's South Holland Centre for March next year and hopes to raise around £2,500 to go towards the charities Dementia UK and Cancer Research, to help its work in tackling breast cancer.

Within an hour of sending out emails to businesses and organisations, the 20 tables for the event on March 2 were snapped up, and tickets are selling like hot cakes.

The Houndogs will be playing at the Masquerade Ball next March.
The Houndogs will be playing at the Masquerade Ball next March.

Holbeach band The Houndogs will be providing the live music and guests will enjoy a two course meal and raffle.

Michelle, who is organising the event in between full-time work at Pinchbeck-based business Greenyard Fresh, said: "I decided to organise this because of a lot of things.

"My grandad has dementia and my nan had breast cancer.

"I have not seen a lot of work in Spalding around dementia and I did a bit of a poll to ask people what charities they would like to see supported.

"I only got married last year and once that was done and dusted I wanted to do something else. I have been calling people and sending hundreds of emails. Within an hour I had sold all the tables."

Michelle married her husband Simon at the Castle Sports Complex in Spalding with around 200 guests.

She is looking for people who would like to donate raffle prizes or vouchers for the charity evening, which will run from 7pm until midnight. Tickets for the event, which is for over 18s only, cost £45.

For tickets or to donate a prize, contact Michelle on 07889 040149.

You can follow all the updates on the ball on the Facebook page. Search for Charity Masquerade Ball.

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