Numbers attending the Ball have averaged just under 400 prior to 2016 but last year saw a remarkable 500 guests who enjoyed a champagne reception, rides on the heritage carousel, a gourmet four course meal and dancing until late to the excellent Diva band.
2016 guests included familiar famous faces including Samantha Bond, Sara Stewart, Peter Davison and Adrian Mills, who willingly joined in the fun, drawing the lucky raffle tickets and helping the auctioneer elicit bids for the stunning prizes in the Live Auction.
The 2016 Richmond May Ball will certainly go down as one of the best since the Ball’s inception. It was made possible by the generous sponsorship of a number of local businesses including Featherstone Leigh, Antony Roberts, Splendid, Gardenia, Handelsbanken and Banham.
In addition donors provided amazing prizes including holidays, jewellery, designer accessories and a raft of others which enabled the ball to raise over £60,000.