Challenging Disability Through Outdoor Adventure

Lunch in Rome for Winning Charity Bidder

Janice Reeve

The highlight of the ‘money can’t buy’ auction at The Calvert Ball on Friday evening, was an invitation from His most Eminent Highness Fra’ Matthew Festing, the 79th Prince and Grand Master of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, to visit the palaces of the order in Rome, where the winner and a guest will enjoy lunch and a tour of the Palazzo Malta, Villa Malta and gardens at the Aventino.

Janice Reeve, Reeve Associates said:

“This was an invitation only opportunity that I just couldn’t let pass.  The bidding was exciting and I was thrilled to win the prize and support such a great charity.”

With the help of volunteers and local businesses from across the region, Calvert Trust Kielder, raised over £33,000 at its prestigious annual event held at Hilton Newcastle Gateshead.

Kielder Water & Forest Park was recreated in the Gateshead suite, where 250 guests began their evening surrounded by the scents and sounds of the forest.

Sponsors of the event included Gorman Hamilton Solicitors, TLW Solicitors, Perro Design & Communication, Gordon Brown Law Firm, Hilton Newcastle Gateshead and Robson Print.

Peter Cockerill, CEO, Calvert Trust Kielder, said:

“The money raised from The Calvert Ball will enable people of all abilities from across the North East to experience outdoor activity holidays that they never thought possible. 

We are delighted with the backing we have received this year as without the help of our supporters and sponsors, we wouldn’t be able to continue to host The Calvert Ball.”

The ball has raised in excess of £100,000 since its debut in 2009 and is the biggest event in Calvert Trust Kielder’s fundraising calendar.

Egger Having a Blast

The Calvert Ball 2013 will take place on 11 October, at Hilton Newcastle Gateshead.  To reserve your tickets please email Hazel Ditchburn or call 01434 250232.






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