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Kielder Takes Ball Guests Back to the 80's

The team at Calvert Trust Kielder is celebrating after their annual fundraising ball smashed its target and raised more than £31,000 for the centre.

Quantum Pharmaceutical

The night, which this year also marked the charity's 30th anniversary, saw over 200 guests enjoy dinner, dancing and most importantly lots of fundraising at Hilton Newcastle Gateshead.

In recognition of the birthday milestone the ball was a celebration of the 1980s with themed music and fancy dress alongside entertainment including hook-a-duck, pass the parcel, Grand Prize Draw and a '99 red balloons' release, accompanied by Nena's infamous 80s track of course.

There was an amazing selection of prizes including flights to Dubai kindly donated by Emirates and a corporate box at St James Park donated by Concept Group.

Guests enjoyed an inspirational speech from gold medal winning Paralympian Stephen Miller who received a well-deserved standing ovation.

Peter Cockerill, CEO said:

"The Calvert Ball is always a very important fundraiser for us but our 30th anniversary ball was very special.  The audience was captivated by Stephen's speech about his experiences at 5 Paralympic games, which was inspiring and funny.

Thank you to our sponsors, TLW Solicitors, Perro, Robson Print, Quantum Pharmaceutical and Coversure Insurance Services and to all our generous table hosts and guests whose generosity has made the ball our flagship fundraising event of the year."

John Burn from sponsors TLW Solicitors was also there at the ball and agreed it was a brilliant event. He said:

"It was a great night made even better by the fantastic amount of money raised. 

We have worked with and supported Calvert Trust Kielder for a long time now and appreciate just what a great job they do, what the money raised is used for and the many people it helps. TLW was very proud to be part of it."

You can view pictures from the event by clicking here. The 2015 Ball will take place on Friday 9 October  - to reserve your table contact Hazel Ditchburn on 01434 250232.

The next Calvert Trust Kielder fundraiser is the annual Christmas Family Festival on Sunday 23rd November 2014 at Hilton Newcastle Gateshead. With free entry and lots of fun including a Christmas market, Santa's grotto and mobile bowling alley. Come along for a guaranteed fun day for all the family.

Click here for further information or contact Hazel Ditchburn on 01434 250232.


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Jeremy Duxbury

Tel: 01598 763221


Catherine Little

Tel: 01434 250232

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Lynn Healey

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