Huntingdon and District Round Table has announced that the selected charities for their Charity Valentine’s ball in February are Link to Change and Carers Trust.
Members of the local organisation asked for nominations throughout November from local people and groups that feel they would benefit most from the support. Round Table received over 35 nominations and the charity ball committee selected Carers Trust and Link to Change as the two charities at a meeting held on 6th January.
Carers Trust provide quality respite care so carers can leave their loved one to go shopping, go to the hairdressers or just have a rest, company, outings and personal and social care as well as groups for all ages, including carers groups, young carers and short breaks for disabled children and young people, including those with autism and ASD.
Link to Change helps protect young people from sexual exploitation in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, and Lincolnshire.
Commenting on the decision, Round Table’s Jamie Abbott said “It’s always hard to choose when you receive so many worthy nominations. We would like to thank everyone that took the time out to nominate a cause. The other causes we received nominations for will be put forward to our community service committee for consideration for support from our community fund made up from funds raised throughout the year, including our Santa collections from last month.”
The Charity Valentine's Ball, being held on 13th February at Slepe Hall in St Ives, is hoping to raise well in excess of a thousand pounds for charity. The ball is expected to be one of the biggest in Huntingdon with over 150 people attending.
Tickets for the ball are selling fast and can be purchased from the Round Table website www.hunts410.co.uk for £39.50 each. All money raised will go to the selected charities, Link to Change and Carers Trust.
Head organiser Michael Purdon said “While the aim is to raise as much money as possible for charity, we really want to put on a show for our guests. We have a really good band from Cambridge called the Undercovers, a professional photographer and a range of prize draws and fun games with fantastic prizes up for grabs.”
Round Table are looking for more local businesses and organisations to donate prizes for the prize draws as well as sponsoring a table for £50.