£10,000 success story at the ball

Ball committee members Barbara Aird, Zera Remtulla, Claire Smith, Janette Drew and Jane Seddon and (below) Kathryn Taylor from NSPCC with one of the prizes, a �2,000 ring.
Ball committee members Barbara Aird, Zera Remtulla, Claire Smith, Janette Drew and Jane Seddon and (below) Kathryn Taylor from NSPCC with one of the prizes, a �2,000 ring.
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CHARITY bosses are celebrating after a ball raised £10,000 to improve the lives of Blackpool children.

The first NSPCC Glitterball has been hailed a big success after 260 guests enjoyed a meal and entertainment at the Tower Ballroom.

Kathryn Taylor from NSPCC with one of the prizes on offer, a �2000 diamond ring.

Kathryn Taylor from NSPCC with one of the prizes on offer, a �2000 diamond ring.

All the cash will go to helping local youngsters through the newly-opened NSPCC service centre on Plymouth Road, Blackpool.

An auction with some exclusive prizes was held at the event on Saturday, as well as a raffle for a £2,000 diamond ring. Among the prizes were a grand tour of the Aston Martin factory in Gaydon – which fetched £1,000, signed Manchester United memorabilia and a cookery master-class and dinner party from Laila’s.

Janette Drew, community fundraising manager for Blackpool NSPCC, said: “We are so pleased with the event and generosity.

“This money will mean we can help more children and can really make a difference to their lives.”

Blackpool’s NSPCC centre supports projects which help children facing difficulties in their lives such as abuse.

More ball pictures – see The Gazette on Saturday