Summertime special in Spalding for medical charities

SUMMER BALL: Tanya Beresford (back left) with fellow members of the Spalding Midsummer Ball committee at the 2016 event. Pictured are (back) Louise Tinn, Tracy Hall, Lorianne Burchnall, Kathleen Cushen, (front) Katie Butley and Jason Harman.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG180616-180TW.
SUMMER BALL: Tanya Beresford (back left) with fellow members of the Spalding Midsummer Ball committee at the 2016 event. Pictured are (back) Louise Tinn, Tracy Hall, Lorianne Burchnall, Kathleen Cushen, (front) Katie Butley and Jason Harman. Photo by Tim Wilson. SG180616-180TW.
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A good excuse for a great night out and a chance to support good causes is promised for Spalding in June.

The 22nd annual Spalding Midsummer Ball takes place at Springfields Events and Conference Centre on Saturday, June 24, from 7pm.

Organisers hope that more than 500 people will warm to the “White Tie and Tiara” event which includes a four-course meal, prize auctions and live music, all for Macmillan Cancer Support and Action Medical Research.

Tanya Beresford, part of the organising committee, said: “The Midsummer Ball started off at Spalding High School and over the years, it’s evolved into an event that supports both local and national charities.

“In the past, we’ve done balls based on Alice in Wonderland, Best of British, Moulin Rouge and, in 2015, a Chinese theme.

“But this year, we wanted to make it simple and elegant because our objective is to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support and Action Medical Research which some of our committee members have dealings with.”

This year, we wanted to make it simple and elegant because our objective is to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support and Action Medical Research

Tanya Beresford, Spalding Midsummer Ball Organising Committee

Since its inaugural year, the ball has raised more than £250,000 for the two main charities and others based in South Holland.

These include The Spalding Special Schools Federation, which runs the town’s Garth and Priory Schools, Age UK in South Holland and Here4U, a Holbeach-based charity supporting people and carers of people with dementia, Parkinson’s Disease and strokes.

Tanya said: “We do like to give back to the community and although it’s quite a big job to organise the ball every year, we get great feedback on social media about how great a night people have had.

“People tend to book tables for ten or 12 guests, but we would never turn anyone away if they couldn’t fill their table.”

For more details on booking a table, email tanya.beresford@infotelsolutions.co.uk

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