Childrens respite charity benefits from masquerade ball

The Children’s Respite Trust is a charity based in Sussex and they are going to be having a masquerade ball in late November this year. This is a part of the charities fundraising calendar and it is expected to be one of the major events of the year run by the charity.

The event is going to be taking place in Eastbourne at The Cavendish Hotel and it has received support from The Cavendish Club. The Cavendish Club is a networking group of business people and has many supporters of the charity within it.

The event is going to include a drinks reception as well as a banquet which will have three courses. There are going to be many different forms of entertainment during the event including a casino, various circus acts, a charity auction, as well as performances from many different musicians of different styles.

Chief Executive of The Children’s Respite Trust, Gavin Fisher,said: “This is the first event of its kind undertaken by the charity. We are really grateful to everyone involved in organising the event which we will be a fun way to raise much-needed money for the charity. We have already sold 70 out of the 200 tickets available which is a great start.

Of course, this event wouldn’t be possible without the support of our sponsors Carlton Property Management, McCarthy Webb, JP South Events, Barclays Bank and Corinne’s Kitchen Designs, who are also involved in organising the event along with Kate Hinchliffe of Humphrey and Co and Lisa Symmonds of Southdown Surveyors.”

The Children’s Respite Trust, whose patrons include Roger Daltrey CBE and Jayne Torvill OBE, was set-up over a year ago to help improve the lives of children with profound learning and physical disabilities by giving them and their families a short break at a number of respite centres throughout Sussex and Kent. The charity also provides caseworkers who work with families to achieve respite on their behalf.

Tickets for the ball cost £50 and are on sale at www.childrensrespitetrust.org.uk