The annual Jeremiah’s Journey ball has raised £17,054 for the charity. The event took place on Saturday 3rd October at the Duke of Cornwall Hotel and attracted a range of local businesses and supporters.
Guests were greeted with glasses of champagne before entering an ice themed ball room, decorated with trees, snow and sparkling lights. A three course meal was provided followed by a silent auction, a rugby related sweepstake and music by a local band named Hot Candy. Event photography was provided by Liberty Pearl Photography.
Auction prizes included hotel stays, a signed Lionel Messi shirt, jewellery, an opportunity to present a well-known radio stay and a painting by Plymouth artist, Peter Blackler, that raised £1000, amongst other items.
The event is the product of months of hard work by a ball committee that organised this fundraiser on behalf of the charity.
Events Fundraiser, Rebecca Tidy explained, “We would like to thank our ball committee; Carole Roberts, Louise Orchard, Elaine Davies-Evans and Sue Lowe for helping to make this spectacular event such a success once again. Organising a ball is a lot of work, so we are extremely grateful. We are also grateful to our guests, volunteers, those that donated prizes and everyone else that helped out in any way.”
All money raised from the ball will be used to support children and families from the Plymouth area that have experienced or are anticipating the death of someone special.