Snowman Spectacular Ball raises funds for Chestnut Tree Hospice
PUBLISHED: 17:16 22 December 2010 | UPDATED: 18:19 20 February 2013
The third annual Snowman Spectacular Ball exceeded last year's total of £54,000, raising a staggering £62,915 on the night for Chestnut Tree House children's hospice.
Despite being a snowflake away from being snowed off, the third annual Snowman Spectacular Ball exceeded last year's total of 54,000, raising a staggering 62,915 on the night for Chestnut Tree House children's hospice.
Over 500 guests enjoyed an evening of entertainment hosted by Brighton magician Paul Zenon to raise much-needed funds for Chestnut Tree House, which currently receives less than 10% from the government towards annual running costs of over 2 million. The highlight of the evening was an auction which included a dozen 'money can't buy' lots such as front row seats for Eric Clapton at the Albert Hall, a chance to join Brighton crime writer Peter James at the exclusive launch of his new book, the opportunity to join Graham Norton and his guests on the BBC's hilarious chat show and a surprise lot of an exclusive illustration by Chestnut Tree House Patron, Raymond Briggs. The auction alone raised an incredible 46,114.85 with three guests each bidding a very generous 9,212 - the cost of providing care for one family at Chestnut Tree House for a whole year.