Having a ball helping others in AscotBy Julie Spencer
August 20, 2012
The proceeds of the 10th anniversary ball of the Ascot Charitable Trust were presented to the committee’s chosen charities at Sunningdale’s Royal Berkshire Hotel.
Bracknell’s Youthline service which offers a free, confidential counselling service to young people received £3,000.
Collette Reynolds, Youthline’s practice manager, said she was absolutely delighted with the donation. We do receive a grant from Bracknell Forest and donations from parishes but it is gifts like this from Ascot Charitable Trust that keep us going.”
The ball on May 19, which featured music from Martin Fry from ABC and a fundraising auction, raised more than £30,000 for charities in the area.
Berkshire Lowlands Search and Rescue (SEBEV) received £3,000 as did Parity for Disability, which works with adults with profound learning difficulties in Berkshire, and health charity, The Yash Trust.
Action Medical Research received £20,000 at the presentation on Monday, July 30.
The Ascot Charitable Trust was set up in 2002 to benefit charities, community groups and individuals with special needs, who live in the Ascot area and has helped 60 groups.
Tony Hadley will perform at the 2013 ball on May 4.