We were proud & pleased to have supported another new client with their ‘1st ever charity ball’ in Rochdale at the weekend! Despite struggling ticket sales with only 82 guests being able to commit on the night including the Mayors of Rochdale & Whitworth, we helped them surpass their expected target by raising over £2,500 and ensured all guests enjoyed a thoroughly entertaining night out!
The ticket sales covered the location, food & entertainment costs, leaving the ‘on the night’ fundraising elements to be crucial and beneficial to the cause. The chosen charity was to be the MSA Trust who care for people affected with ‘multiple system atrophy’ – a rare neurological disease affecting thousands of men and women across the UK. Un-like MS, the disease is rarely known and so the purpose of this charity ball was to not only raise funds into research for a cure but also to help raise awareness of the charity and this sadly, growing disease.
To find out more about this charity, please visit The MSA Trust website.
As the charity’s branded colours included orange, we decided to keep with this theme by creating a ‘Mandarin Masquerade Ball’. Guests were invited to wear something orange, whether it be an orange bow tie for the men, orange dress or accessory for the ladies and for those who may have forgotten to meet the themes requirements, we had some ‘mandarin pimped’ masks available to wear on the night in return for a donation.
We supported the event by providing one of our excellent team of photographers to capture the occasion and take formal photos of guests throughout the evening, which they could have prints of on the night. We also provided our ‘Charity Compere & Disco Package’ which included Pete Pinnington acting as host, auctioneer & DJ for the evening. This helps to keep the spending as low as possible and have one key person facilitating & entertaining from start to finish.
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The evening consisted of many fundraising elements including the chance to win a 32” HD TV, Tassimo Coffee Machine and a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 3 alongside a raffle and LIVE auction.
As this was to be the ‘1st ever Mandarin Masquerade Ball’ we’re pleased to have helped our client set the benchmark for next year’s and a view to have this event spread across the UK.
Here’s what the organiser had to say:
“Inspired by my brother’s determination to raise awareness of and funds for, the Multiple System Atrophy Trust, I decided to hold the ‘First Ever Mandarin Masquerade Ball’.
My husband and I have attended numerous charity events over the years and therefore knew how we wanted things to go but never having hosted such an event, we needed someone to pull everything together and present the evening with flare.
Pete Pinnington was amazing from the moment the ball was officially opened, he engaged everyone and kept up the momentum throughout the evening which meant that we could relax and enjoy the experience. I would like this to become an annual event and will most definitely be discussing this with Pete over the coming months…
Thank you Pete! I believe with your help we managed to achieve what we set out to do and I couldn’t have chosen anyone more perfect for the task”
We work with many charities and company’s wishing to organise their annual charity ball/dinner and are proud of their continued success. So whether you’re a charity looking to improve your annual fundraiser or a company/individual keen to host a charity event, get in touch to find out how supportive and valuable we can be – Contact Us or call to arrange a meeting – 0845 – 431 – 0373.