Friday 10th August saw our donkey assisted riding therapy team here in Sidmouth host the Sanctuary's second Charity Summer Ball and what a night it was! The weather was perfect and helped create a gorgeous setting for the evening, with a clear blue sky and the sun beaming down on the Sanctuary as guests arrived to be greeted by a sparkling wine and canapé reception.
Guest were then seated and enjoyed a delicious summer buffet, followed by dessert, cheese and biscuits and coffee; with much of the produce being sourced by local companies giving it a real local feel.
BBC Homes under the Hammer auctioneer Graham Barton then took to the stage to call the numbers for the Fun Bingo, and also auctioned off some fantastic prizes donated by local businesses.
Once dinner and the auction had finished, returning band Basher Tate then took to the stage and performed a medley of hits which had guests on their feet straight away to dance the remainder of the night away.
All in all it was another fantastic evening, with all guests enjoying a rare and magical night in the beautiful Devonshire countryside. The event helped us raise over £6,450; with all profits from the event going towards our therapy centre here in Sidmouth which is amazing.
A huge thank you to everyone who attended this event and to all those who helped make it possible; we wouldn’t be able to hold it without you.
A huge thank you also goes out to the following companies who sponsored or supported this year’s Charity Summer Ball.
Pennon Group (Bronze Sponsor)
I B Cleaning (Bronze Sponsor)
P Woodley Plumbing and Heating (Bronze Sponsor)
Land Rover Experience Westcountry
South West Telecoms
Silver Rain Colour Coaching
Mr & Mrs Jones
The Manic Street Preachers
Okemoor Quality Food
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