Don’t miss this opportunity to sponsor The Donkey Sanctuary’s glitzy ‘Black Tie and Diamonds’ 15th anniversary ball or to snap up early bird tickets for what is set to be a glamorous evening not to be missed.
Businesses can donate items or ‘gems’ for the diamond tree or prizes for the auction at this glamorous ball to be attended by sporting celebrities. Early bird tickets are also available at a reduced price until June.
The sparkling anniversary ball at the Marriott Hotel on 27th September 2014 is being held to celebrate the Sanctuary’s success in providing hundreds of thousands of donkey assisted therapy sessions for local children with additional needs, and to raise vital funds to continue providing this precious service. All therapy sessions are provided for free and the centre costs £350,000 per year to run.
Centre Manager Cathryn Williams says: “We’ve been part of the community for 15 years and have given 150,000 free donkey assisted therapy sessions to local children during that time. Many of the donkeys were rescued from cruelty or neglect and given another life and are now helping children themselves. We’re really proud of what we’ve achieved and how our work helps both the donkeys and the children in the local community, so we hope you’ll join us in celebrating!
“It’s going to be a fantastic night with lots of amazing prizes and the chance to rub shoulders with some local celebrities with links to the Sanctuary. So by coming along or by donating prizes or bidding for a ‘diamond’ you’ll not only be helping a good cause you’ll also be guaranteed a great time!”
There will be the chance to rub shoulders with local celebrities such as members of the Leeds Rhinos rugby team, and Richard Edwards from Radio Leeds who will act as host.
Guests will enjoy a ‘red carpet’ arrival, sparkling canapé reception, three-course set menu, wine, coffee and mints. Live music will be provided by The Beatleaders, featuring the Horns of Dilemma 10-piece party band.
Early bird individual tickets are available for £45 per person until the end of May. And full tables of 8 or 10 pay just £42.50 per head.
To sponsor a ‘diamond’ or an auction prize please contact The Donkey Sanctuary in Leeds on 0113 261 9249 between 10am and 3pm.
For further information about The Donkey Sanctuary’s donkey assisted therapy centre in Leeds, which provides free donkey assisted therapy to around 200 local children with additional needs from Leeds and the surrounding area each week, as well as outreach visits to care homes, please telephone 0113 261 9249 or visit www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk/therapy/leeds