Mad Hatters ball to support spinal charity | Knutsford Times

Mad Hatters ball to support spinal charity

By on October 8, 2018

Music lovers and party-goers across Cheshire, Manchester, Shropshire, North Wales and Wirral are urged to dress up and party on down while helping to raise funds for two spinal injury charities at Chester’s Mad Hatter’s Ball on Saturday 13 October. For those attending the spectacular sit-down dinner at Chester’s stunning ‘gothic’ town hall, the ball starts at 7pm and ends at 1am. For those who don’t want to miss the party, from 10pm onwards there will be a chance to join the ‘after party’ for just £20 per ticket (including welcoming drink) and enjoy the live music, dancing and chance to win prizes. The ball is a black tie event but party-goers are encouraged to embrace the Mad Hatter theme. Tickets can be bought directly from or via

Like the previous flamboyant Moulin Rouge Ball in 2016, the event is open to all and guests can expect the unexpected. Tickets for attending the whole ball cost £55 per ticket with tables of 10 receiving a £5 discount per person. Reduced price tickets (£38) are available for 16-21 year olds. Tickets include a welcome drink, three-course dinner, live music, raffle, silent auction plus more events on the night. The now bi annual ball is the brainchild of Chester mum and Marketing Cheshire Events Manager, Leonie Hallam, whose son Mathew* suffered devastating injuries after being hit by a car in late 2014. Mathew received life-changing injuries and is paralysed from the chest down.

Proceeds from the ball are divided between the Nicholls Spinal Injury Foundation (NSIF), a charity that focuses on research into spinal injuries, and The Midland Centre for Spinal Injuries (RJAH) in Gobowen, Oswestry, where Mathew was treated.

Tickets now available to join the ‘after party’ from 10pm – 1am for a chance to enjoy live music, dancing and prizes in an outstanding setting. Proceeds go to two spinal charities


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