YEOVIL NEWS: Mayor’s Charity Ball is a success for St Margaret’s Hospice and School in a Bag
THE annual Mayor’s Charity Ball in Yeovil has raised a whopping £13,500 for two local charities.
Yeovil Mayor, Cllr Darren Shutler, said he would like to thank everyone who supported the event which was held at the Westlands Yeovil entertainment venue on Saturday (November 25, 2017) in support of his two nominated charities for 2017-18 – St Margaret’s Somerset Hospice and the School in a Bag initiative run by the Piers Simon Appeal.
A live auction raised around £4,500 under the expert guidance of auctioneer Henry Simon with top bids including £950 for a holiday at resort and spa in Cornwall and £850 for Manchester United FC hospitality package matchday tickets.
There was also a silent auction with numerous items up for grabs, as well as a fantastic tombola and draw.
PHOTO - TOP: The Mayor and Mayoress of Yeovil, Cllr Darren Shutler and his wife Anna, with their "top table" guests.
PHOTO - RIGHT: The Mayor and Mayoress of Yeovil, Cllr Darren Shutler and his wife Anna.
Guests were also able to enjoy a fun casino, a Grab a Grand Tank sponsored by Old Mill Group and the Digby Tap in Sherborne, as well as a photographic studio for keepsake photos.
There was live music with Daytona and a disco provided by GSL Events which saw people party the night away into the early hours of Sunday (November 26, 2017).
The Mayor, Cllr Shutler, said: “I would like to thank everyone who donated a prize either for the auction, silent auction, raffle or tombola.
“A special thank you must go to Leonardo Helicopters who kindly printed all the literature for my charity ball and to our hosts Westlands Yeovil.
“I would also like to thank my two charities and their volunteers for helping on the night and to Lucy Jones and all the staff at Yeovil Town Council.
“Finally a thank you to everyone who attended the ball and for supporting my two fantastic charities.”
Cllr Shutler also thanked his wife Anna for her tremendous support and work in helping to organise the charity ball.
PHOTO - ABOVE: The St Margaret's Hospice team who ran a successful tombola at the Mayor's Charity Ball.
PHOTO - ABOVE: Members of the School in a Bag table at the Mayor's Ball.
PHOTOS - ABOVE: Guests pose for photos at the Mayor's Charity Ball.
PHOTO - ABOVE: Steve Sowden, right, of Yeovil Press, meets up with old school pal Chris Worledge, now of Ham Hill Cider, at the Mayor's Charity Ball.