Smarter Ball for Children’s Hospice South West raises £4,000
The Smarter Ball in aid of Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) saw over 100 guests, come together on Friday 23 September 2022 at Teignmouth Golf Club to raise funds for the charity.
The event was organised by local businesses Safe-guarding.co and Smarter Accounting with the support of partners – Future Media, Tank Sherman and Angela Consulting (Marketing). Hosted by compare and comedian, Tank Sherman, the black-tie fundraising event welcomed over 100 guests, including tables from businesses including Scott Richards Solicitors, Orestone Wealth Management, Howard Mortgages and Pride Fitness.
Offering a glitzy evening of fundraising and entertainment, guests at the Smarter Ball enjoyed an exclusive live performance from Shelley Smith (X-factor contestant) followed by a Future Media DJ on the decks. The charity auction included prizes from Laura Wall, Gidleigh Park, Kenton Vinyard, Devon Sea Safari, Teignmouth and Dawlish Warren Golf Clubs. Prizes also included memorabilia from Exclusive Memorabilia – a John Travolta signed Greece poster, Liverpool FC “Boot Room” signed photo, and Darren Clarke signed photo.
The event raised over £4,000 from ticket sales, donations and the evening auction for Children’s Hospice South West, which is enough to pay for 250 hours of vital care.
Henrietta Olsson, Area Fundraiser for the CHSW, said: “The Smarter Ball was a great, fun event and we’re thankful to everyone who attended or donated a prize for the auction to help raise funds for our charity.”
The funds raised at the Smarter Ball will support the provision of hospice care for children and young people with life-limiting conditions and their whole family. Respite and short breaks, emergency care, palliative care and end of life care at three children’s hospices; Little Bridge House in Devon, Charlton Farm in Somerset and Little Harbour in Cornwall.
Additional funds were also raised on the evening in aid of an Automated External Defibrillator or AED, a lightweight, battery-operated, portable device used to help people having sudden cardiac arrest for public use at Pride Fitness Gym in Dawlish.
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