Celebrate Ostara with third fundraising Ball

Rupert Toovey Auctioneer and Phillip Lansbury Age Uk Horsham District Trustee. Picture by  Alexander White At Pure Photos SUS-150116-105703001
Rupert Toovey Auctioneer and Phillip Lansbury Age Uk Horsham District Trustee. Picture by Alexander White At Pure Photos SUS-150116-105703001

Tickets are available for the Third ‘Ostara Ball’ to be held at South Lodge Hotel on Saturday 28th February 2015 to raise funds for local charity Age UK Horsham District.

If you are feeling a little flat after the Festive period – don’t put away your party frock or DJ just yet, put the date 28th February in your diary as something to look forward to through the dark days of January. Ostara is one of the names applied to the celebration of the spring equinox bringing renewal and rebirth after the death of winter. Now is a perfect time to get your ticket to the Ball and celebrate spring awakening.

Ball Organiser, Deborah Johnston, said: “Tickets for this year’s event are selling fast and I would advise people to contact me as soon as possible to book theirs as this year’s Ostara Ball promises to be a great success.’

The evening at the prestigious South Lodge Hotel will commence with a champagne reception followed by a delicious three course dinner with entertainment provided by Marco the Magician and ‘Monte Carlo Nights’ casino.

After dinner, a well-known personality will entertain with a brief talk followed by an auction of exciting and valuable gifts with Rupert Toovey at the gavel, before dancing begins to music provided by local band ‘Sound Investment’.

The Ostara Ball is the flagship fundraising event for Age UK Horsham District. There are now approximately 26,000 residents aged over 65 throughout the Horsham district and the money raised from this event will enable the charity to continue to provide vital support to local older people.

Angie De Ath, Community Fundraiser said: ‘We are incredibly grateful to all the local business such as Cordek, Dairy Crest, Barclays Bank, Harwood, Biffa ,Arun and of course South Lodge and many others who are supporting this event by providing sponsorship or donating raffle prizes. There are still sponsorship possibilities available or businesses can simply buy a table and entertain staff, clients or friends and enjoy a wonderful evening. ’

Tickets for this fantastic event are £75- contact Deborah Johnston, organiser at: jdeborah44@yahoo.com

If any local businesses are interested in supporting the event through sponsorship or donation there is still time to arrange this. Please contact community Fundraiser Angie De Ath on 01403 751329 x211

The website www.ageukhorshamdistrict.org.uk gives full information on the aims, services and work of the charity or see details about their events on their Facebook page www.facebook.com/AgeUKHorshamDistrict or follow them on twitter @AgeUKHorshamD

Visit http://www.ageukhorshamdistrict.org.uk to find out more about Age UK Horsham District.

Report and picture contributed by Age UK Horsham District.