Having a ball for good causes

The Wyre Youth Mayor Jessica Basquill held a fundraising ball at the Village Hotel in Blackpool for local food banks. From left: Andy and Tracy Parker, Sue and Paul Richards.

The Wyre Youth Mayor Jessica Basquill held a fundraising ball at the Village Hotel in Blackpool for local food banks. From left: Andy and Tracy Parker, Sue and Paul Richards.

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Wyre’s youth mayor Jessica Basquill said she was “on cloud nine” after raising more than £1,000 with a charity ball.

The event took place at the Village Hotel, in Blackpool, in aid of several good causes – Fleetwood Food Bank, the Mustard Seed, Cleveleys Store House, Lourdes and the Amazing Grace charity. The night, which included entertainment – a singer, magician, DJ and dancers, three-course meal, raffle, and live music – raised £1,365, to be split evenly between the charities.

Sheila Latham, Justine and Lewis Robinson, Jessica Basquill and Keith Latham

Sheila Latham, Justine and Lewis Robinson, Jessica Basquill and Keith Latham

Jessica, of Fleetwood, said: “This won’t be the final sum, as I am going to put in my efforts to try and boost this number, it is so amazing people’s generosity has managed to raise this much money and I am beyond grateful. I organised this ball because I believe so passionately we should be charitable and help others, I have done many other fundraising events, but none as big as this.

“I want to say a big thank you to all who attended, but also those who provided entertainment or services. Everything about the night went better than I could ever have hoped and I feel so privileged to have received the support I did. The Mayor of Wyre, Terry Lees, is an amazing man and helped me so much.”

Deputy Mayor of Fylde Councillor Angela Jacques, Mayor of Wyre Councillor Terry Lees, and Wyre Youth Mayor Jessica Basquill

Deputy Mayor of Fylde Councillor Angela Jacques, Mayor of Wyre Councillor Terry Lees, and Wyre Youth Mayor Jessica Basquill

Deb Gill, John and Pam Hathaway

Deb Gill, John and Pam Hathaway

Anne Hodkisson, Kane Walkden, Olivia Mullen and Audrey Basquill

Anne Hodkisson, Kane Walkden, Olivia Mullen and Audrey Basquill

Nigel Basquill, Lisa Greenway, Jessica Basquill, Janet Basquill and John Simpson

Nigel Basquill, Lisa Greenway, Jessica Basquill, Janet Basquill and John Simpson

Anna Unsworth, Curtis Fort-Hewitt, Becca Hind, Corey Harrison, Rebecca Robinson, Amy Lee, Hayley Greenway and Tasmin Moran

Anna Unsworth, Curtis Fort-Hewitt, Becca Hind, Corey Harrison, Rebecca Robinson, Amy Lee, Hayley Greenway and Tasmin Moran