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Appeal for raffle and tombola prizes to boost fundraising efforts

Table donations

Father Hudson’s 113th Annual Fundraising Ball takes place on 18 February 2017 and will be raising funds for two wonderful projects – New Routes Fostering and Young at Heart.

Each year, a small but dedicated team of volunteers run a raffle and tombola on the night, which play a big part in boosting proceeds and helping raise even more for the chosen project. With two causes to support, the Ball Committee is appealing for donations of items that can be used as prizes to really help swell the coffers.

All donations, big and small, will be very much appreciated and will help make a big difference to the funds raised.

If you have something you would like to donate as a prize, we would love to hear from you. Items can be brought to St George’s House in Coleshill up to the Friday before the Ball. 

/media/news/library/jimmy-and-tombola.jpgBusinesses are also invited to support the Ball through donating prizes, sponsorship and advertising opportunities. Companies can sponsor the band, tombola or raffle tickets, or take out an advert in the evening’s programme. To find out more about sponsorship, contact Ginny Cullen, Fundraising Officer, on 01675 434015 or email fundraising@fatherhudsons.org.uk. Or, to book an advert in the programme, contact Sue Neville on 024 7671 8718.

Tickets for the night are selling quickly, so book yours soon to make sure you don’t miss out on this great night. They cost £39.50 full price or £35.00 for those aged 30 and under.

You can also book a table of eight, ten or twelve so your group can stay together. To book tickets or reserve a table, contact Ginny on the details above.

/media/news/library/c16010-0080-cropped.jpgThe Ball will be raising funds for New Routes Fostering, which finds loving homes for children and young people who are unable to live with their birth families. With the Ball’s assistance they want to provide more educational, health and personal development opportunities to the children and young people they help.

The second cause being supported in 2017 is Young at Heart, which reaches out a hand of friendship to vulnerable and extremely isolated older people in the north of the Diocese. Older people are supported to attend one of the four regular friendship groups where they can make friends, take part in various activities, exercise, get support and share information. 

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