Fundraising Success – Footprints Ball 2018

The Footprints Ball 2018 has raised £17,740.77 – and we are absolutely thrilled! The event was held earlier in the summer in aid of both Hazel’s Footprints Trust and Pilgrims Hospices.  What an incredible achievement for the Organising Committee and their guests, well done! 

Footprints Ball Organising Committee

Footprints Ball 2018 organising committee: (L-R) James Kenton, Edward Mansel Lewis, Natasha Hildyard, Chris Hildyard, Nia Mansel Lewis and Bryony Heaven

A big thank you from Hazel’s Footprints

The 2018 event was the second Footprints Ball to have been held, the inaugural event in 2016. It’s fair to say we were utterly delighted to be selected again to benefit from it.  Joan Scott Aiton, one of our founding Trustees said:

“On behalf of the Hazels Footprints Trustees, I would like to thank Footprints Events for raising the bar on two years ago and beating their previous total by such a healthy margin.  It is splendid,  for a tiny charity such as ourselves, to have the word spread around the country and at the same time be the beneficiary, along with Pilgrims Hospices, of such a splendid total.  As we did two years ago, we promise to spend every penny you have raised on a worthwhile, sustainable, educational project, enabling lots of children to experience the joy of education.”

We’ll decide soon on one or two grass-roots education projects to benefit from the money raised. These projects are delivered under our “Third Aim” education project grants.

About the Footprints Ball 2018

The Footprints Ball was held at Leas Cliff Hall in Folkestone on 9th of June 2018 in aid of Hazel’s Footprints Trust and Pilgrims Hospices. This was a pretty spectacular affair, as you can see from the photos below. The evening was billed as a “night of dinner jackets, dresses, drinks, dining and dancing with a Midsummer twist. And, as it turned out, a serious commitment to donating! The Organising Committee put their hearts and souls into this event – drumming up raffle and auction lots, selling tables, booking entertainment and creating a truly beautiful venue for the night. We hope they are as proud of themselves as we are!

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