Mayor’s Ball raises over £15,000 in combined donations.

By on April 1, 2014

Generous Knutsfordians, local businesses and dignitaries attended the sell-out Knutsford Mayor’s Civic Ball on Saturday 29th March raising over £5000 for the Mayor’s charities Knutsford Lions and Cheshire Search and Rescue. A sensational £10,000 was directly donated on the night to Cheshire Search and Rescue by Monckton Properties.

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The successful event, organised by the Town Council, was held at the Belle Epoque and it was the numerous Auction and raffle prizes kindly donated by many Knutsford and Cheshire businesses which helped to raise the bulk of the funds with over £3600 being raised on the night itself. Pulse of Perfumery’s Peter Murray was the Master of Ceremonies and auctioneer at the event helping to encourage the guests to part with £2000 for the fantastic auction prizes.

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Town Mayor Councillor Barbara Coan said “the support of the local businesses this year has been phenomenal and vital to helping us raise so much on the night. I would like to thank everyone and all the businesses involved for their generosity and Lisa Benskin Mayor’s PA and Adam Keppel-Garner Town Clerk for organising the event”.

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So many prizes were donated for the auction and raffle that an additional event is being planned to raise further funds for the two charities before the end of Barbara’s Mayoral year. “We received over 100 prizes in total and we wanted to ensure that none were devalued so it was decided it would be best to fit in an additional fundraising event.”

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Cllr Coan also extended her thanks to the three entertainers, singers Steve Bernstein and Yvette Royle and magician Carl Royle, who all contributed to the event’s success and kept the guests regaled until the early hours. The entertainment was sponsored by Fisher German.

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Special thanks go to the Table Sponsors for the event – Living World Events, Knutsford Admin, Black Magic Design, Baker Boothman Edy, Knutsford Directory, Tatton Estate Management, Pulse of Perfumery, Solana Therapeutics, La Belle Epoque, Event Buddha and Tatton Brewery who gave an extra donation to the charities to have a table named after them and their logo on the red carpet banner provided by South Cheshire Banners.

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Lighting and event support equipment was provided by Event Buddha and Jonathan Farber was the photographer for the evening.

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Barbara would also like to thank Monckton Properties for their generous £10,000 direct donation to Cheshire Search and Rescue which was presented at the Ball.

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More photographs and coverage in this weeks Knutsford Guardian. All photographs from the night will be on sale via Knutsford Town Council

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