Grand Ball to raise money for Age UK

JPEN South Lodge xmas parties
JPEN South Lodge xmas parties

A small team has banded together to organise a grand charity ball to raise funds for Age UK Horsham District.

Led by day centre co-ordinator, Deborah Johnston, over two-thirds of the tickets have already been sold with support coming in from many local businesses.

The ball will take place on Saturday, February 23, 7pm, at South Lodge Hotel, Lower Beeding and Mrs Johnston aims to make it an evening to remember.

She said: “There will be a Champagne reception followed by dinner with entertainment and an inspirational speaker. Then there will be live music with Sound Investment, a popular local band.”

The evening will also inlcude a raffle and an auction of donated prizes.

“People have been very generous in donating items for this. I am looking forward to a great night out.”

Actress, Amanda Waring, passionate campaigner for older people’s rights will speak after the meal. Amanda’s award winning film, What do you see? starring Virginia McKenna, has been used in dignity training sessions around the world.

South Lodge Hotel is offering special prices for those guests wishing to enjoy more of their facilities and stay overnight. The hotel can be contacted on 01403 891 711.

Further details can be found at, and tickets can be ordered from Mrs Johnston on 07809 240 223 or at