The 2017 Richmond May Ball was another outstanding success with over 400 people attending including celebrities such as Sir Derek Jacobi (pictured above), Samantha Bond and Amanda Redman.
Samantha and Sir Derek made passionate speeches on behalf of the two local charities, The Poppy Factory and REACT. Amanda joined Samantha to draw the ever popular raffle. Guests enjoyed a champagne reception, rides on the heritage carousel, a gourmet four course meal and dancing until late to the popular Co-Stars band.
The Live Auction was a particular success, contributing around £40,000 to the overall proceeds and including fantastic holidays, unique experiences and access to great sporting events. There was also an amazing array of items in the silent auction and raffle.
The Ball was made possible by the generous sponsorship of a number of local businesses including Featherstone Leigh, Moore Blatch, Knight Frank, Handelsbanken, Banham and the Bingham.
In all, over £60,000 was raised for our two beneficiary charities making a substantial contribution to their valuable work and helping them to improve the lives of many. Guests at the 2017 Ball are already planning to return to our 2018 Silver Anniversary Ball which will be held on Friday 11th May.