Cambridge Colleges’ charity ball breaks fundraising record

20/01/2011

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A glittering black tie Masked Ball, organised by Cambridge Colleges’ Catering Managers to raise funds for two local Cambridge charities, has raised a record sum.

A total of £12,000 was donated through an Auction of Promises and a charity raffle at the event held recently at Queens’ College and attended by 260 people. This breaks the previous record of £11,000 raised two years ago.

The two Cambridge charities which will benefit are Arthur Rank House and the Cambridge Children’s Fund.

Nick Milne, Conference & Catering Manager at Robinson College and a member of the organising committee said: “We are delighted by the amount we were able to raise this year for two very worthwhile Cambridge charities.

“The event would not be possible without the great support from our wide range of suppliers who have donated goods and services for the event, including the Auction of Promises which offered a wonderful range of unique experiences people were able to bid for”.

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Back Row: Nick Milne, Ball Committee, Hannah Bennett, Arthur Rank House, Alan Fuller, Ball Committee, Jane Darlington, Cambridge Children’s Fund, Tim Shorey, Ball Committee .  Front Row: Dr Lynn Morgan, Arthur Rank House, Christine Houghton, Ball Committee, Nicola Longdon, Cambridge Children’s Fund


Arthur Rank House Home
The hospice is part of the NHS and was established in 1981 to meet the needs of people with cancer and other illnesses. It also provides support to the relatives, friends and professionals involved with their care.

Arthur Rank House serves the population living in and around Cambridgeshire. The staff and volunteers work together to provide a friendly and relaxed environment for patients, families and friends.

 

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Further press information from: Lesley Crosland at Crosland Communications
on tel: 01638 662188 Email: info@croslandcomms.co.uk

 

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