Tuesday, 10 October 2017

VHL & New Ark Ball raises £6,000 in Peterborough

On Saturday 30th September 2017, the Vixstars Charity Masquerade Ball raised £6,000 for VHL UK/Ireland and local Peterborough charity, New Ark.

The evening saw over 220 people celebrate the evening in style at Peterborough Holiday Inn West, arriving in masquerade and partying until the late hours.

The night included a charity raffle with prizes such as champagne, wines and whiskeys, local restaurant and beauty vouchers, food and chocolate hampers, premium cosmetics and finale prizes of Champagne Afternoon Tea and Nespresso Latissimo Touch Screen Coffee machine worth £279.

The silent auction was also a success, with holidays, experiences, signed sports memorabilia, Chanel gift sets, an iPad and much more won on the night by the highest bidders. Vixstars would like to say a huge thank you for the kind donations to the Charity Raffle and Silent Auction.

Nicky of New Ark and Roxanne of VHL UK/Ireland delivered their speeches, which was followed by a 3 course meal, live DJ and party goers had the opportunity to take home photographs in the designated professional photo booth. The night was captured by sponsor Thomas Byron Photography, who kindly supported the event and has uploaded the album to Facebook.

The night was particularly special as 16 von Hippel Lindau patients were in attendance to celebrate the evening, which proved as a fantastic opportunity for many of the patients to meet each other fir the first time and reconnect from previous events. From the charities perspective, we are proud that this was able to happen and also that for another year running, over 220 people left the evening understanding what VHL disease was - of we we cannot emphasise the importance of raising this much awareness.

We are extremely proud to say that £6,000 was raised on the night, which will be split between both VHL UK/Ireland and New Ark. We would like to thank Victoria Foulkes Arnold of Vixstars Events for her support that started in 2014, and has seen the VHL charity involved in three events, of which have gone from strength to strength.

Thank you to everyone who attended and the businesses and individuals that kindly sponsored the event - your support means so much to the VHL UK/Ireland Charity and patients and families.


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