Support Help for Heroes at fundraising ball

29th March 2012 4:39pm - Return to press releases

Photo. Business students with raffle and auction items.jpgAmbitious students at East Riding College are inviting residents and businesses to an Easter ball and black tie dinner in aid of the charity Help for Heroes.
The black tie event will take place on Saturday, April 21, from 7pm, at the Mercure Hotel (formerly the Ramada Jarvis), in Willerby, near Hull.
It has been organised by a group of 10 students studying for the Level Three BTEC Extended Diploma in Business at the College’s campus in Gallows Lane, Beverley.
They are aiming to raise over £3,000 for Help the Heroes, which supports forces personnel injured in the service of their country.

Project manager James Murrey said: “This is going to be one of the most prestigious events the students on the level three business course from East Riding College have ever held.
“We are really excited to be raising money for Help for Heroes as there are personal connections within our group.
“We are all hoping that the local people and businesses from the East Riding will come together and buy tickets for this event.”
He added: “The students of East Riding College have worked extremely hard to plan this event in aid of H4H and get to the position we are in now. The tickets have only just gone on sale and we have sold tickets for several tables already.
“We know the night is going to be full of fun, food and great entertainment for such a worthy cause.”

The evening will begin with a champagne reception accompanied by singer Lucia Walsh Hughes and there will be stand-up comedy from Bill Woolland and music from the Casino Band.
The £35 ticket price also includes a three-course meal, auction and raffle, and corporate tables and advertising packages are available.
A range of fantastic items are up for auction and raffle, including two-night stays at any Mercure Hotel in the UK and a Champneys Spa Resort, both for two people, a signed Hull City shirt, a Peter Levy tie, a laptop, six months’ supply of cut flowers and various family day out packages.
They have also secured a hot air balloon ride courtesy of Virgin for two people and a gliding session for one from Wold Gliding in Pocklington.

Lecturer Ellen Smuts said: “The organising team have done an excellent job in pulling this event together and it really does promise to be a wonderful evening.
“This is a great opportunity for people and business in East Yorkshire to show their support for a very worthy cause but also for a group of young people who are working hard to achieve something really positive.”

To book tickets call 07907 826800 or email ellen.smuts@eastridingcollege.ac.uk

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For more information on this press release, call Matthew Croshaw, marketing and communications manager, on 01482 306612 or email matthew.croshaw@eastridingcollege.ac.uk