The Springtime-Sparkle Ball held on March 25th, 2023, at Warwick School Hall, has raised an incredible £30,000 for Home-Start South Warwickshire.
The ball, generously sponsored by Hamlingtons Fine Jewellery was the first event organised by a group of dedicated and passionate volunteers. The event brought together over 250 guests for a night of fun, laughter, fundraising and sparkles. Attendees enjoyed a sparkling reception, a delicious three-course meal, live entertainment and dancing to the sounds of a live band.
Throughout the evening, guests had the opportunity to participate in a variety of fundraising activities, including a raffle, silent and live auction and a pledge drive. Generous donations from local businesses and individuals helped to ensure the success of the event.
“I went to an Information event about Home-Start South Warwickshire in October and was totally blown away by the amazing work their volunteers do.” Recalls Kate Melly, Co-Chair of the organising committee. “I was once a Mum of two children under 2 and although I was lucky enough to have a wonderful family and support system in place, I still found it tough at times. So many families don’t have anyone to turn to, especially when their children are young, and I had an overwhelming feeling I had to do something to help them. So, with the help of some fantastic friends, we decided to organise a ball at Warwick School Hall and I’m delighted to say my small vision officially became a huge reality on Saturday night. I couldn’t have dreamed for anything more”.
"We are absolutely thrilled with the success of the Springtime-Sparkle Ball," added Alex Anderson, Co-Chair of the organising committee. "We are so grateful to all of the wonderful organisations and individuals who have come together to attend, donate and support this event. As a committee we are incredibly proud to support this incredible local charity and we know that this donation will make a significant difference to young families across South Warwickshire’.
Home-Start South Warwickshire provides practical and emotional support to families with young children who are struggling with issues such as isolation, mental health problems, and poverty. The charity's trained volunteers work with families in their own homes, providing support and guidance to help them overcome challenges and build a brighter future for their children.
“We are incredibly grateful to the Home-Start South Warwickshire Sparkle Ball organising committee for their hard work and dedication in making the ball such a phenomenal success,” said Ted Tuthill, Charity Operations Manager for Home-Start South Warwickshire. “The generosity of everyone involved has been truly inspiring, and we are delighted to have exceeded the fundraising target, raising a record amount that will enable us to continue supporting families that are struggling in South-Warwickshire. The evening was a wonderful celebration of the community spirit and the vital work of our volunteers, and we feel privileged to be part of such a caring and supportive community."
The words thank you don't seem enough to show our gratitude to be beneficaries of this fabulous event, but thank you from the bottom of our hearts to:
All of the organising committee; Kate, Alex, Anna, Becky, Clare, Gay and James, who have worked so hard and dedicated a lot of time and energy to making this event a huge success
The passionate and hardworking volunteers on the night
The wonderful sponsors; in particular Hamlingtons Fine Jewellery and Isola Garden Design
The very professional suppliers; Breathe Production and Warwick School Foundation
All those individuals and companies that donated silent auction or raffle prizes
The talented Jemma Lane Photography for capturing the evening so well in photos
All of the guests who gave so generously and supported our cause, with your help we can continue to keep supporting the vulnerable families across South Warwickshire who need us
Thanks to the amazing Jemma Lane Photography, you can view and download photos from the evening using the pin '4309'.
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