Huntingdon and District Round Table held its Valentine’s Charity Ball on Saturday 13th February in aid of Link to Change and Carers Trust and raised a grand total of £2,000 for charity.
Members of the local organisation asked for nominations throughout November 2015 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, both receiving £1,000 each from the ball.
The Charity Valentine's Ball, held on at Slepe Hall in St Ives, raised over £1,099.66 which was topped up by Round Table funds from the Santa collections from December to £2,000. Over 140 people attended the ball to fund raise and money was raise through a combination of sponsorship, a charity raffle and quiz and other fun and games.
Both charities had the opportunity to address the ball and gave heartfelt talks about the important work their charities do.
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 success of the ball, Round Table’s Jamie Abbott said “It was great to see so many people enjoying themselves and raising much needed funds for the two charities. Hearing from representatives from Link to Change and the Carers Trust on the night about the very valuable work they do locally highlighted how much of their work goes unnoticed in the community. I'm delighted to that the event was able to raise a thousand pounds for each charity to help them continue their fantastic work.”