Charity ball raises �9000 towards Essex village's ongoing projects

A CHARITY ball and dinner has raised nearly �9000 towards ongoing projects in a picturesque Essex village. Over 100 guests graced the annual Finchingfield Charity Ball and took part in a huge auction, bidding for prizes ranging from a Tuscany holiday to a

A CHARITY ball and dinner has raised nearly �9000 towards ongoing projects in a picturesque Essex village.

Over 100 guests graced the annual Finchingfield Charity Ball and took part in a huge auction, bidding for prizes ranging from a Tuscany holiday to a lesson in carriage driving.

All of the money raised will go towards a group of causes, namely the PTA minibus appeal, the scout group, the guildhall restoration project and the CREAMER fund, a charity which provides medical equipment for the local surgeries.

In a joint statement the organising committee consisting of Hayley March, Sally Parlane, Elaine Vaughan, Deborah Yates and Alan Yates said: "We are thrilled to have raised so much money for our local charities and would like to thank everyone for their generous support."


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The evening was held at Spains Hall, Finchingfield, with the permission of owners Sir Timothy and Lady Ruggles-Brise. It was sponsored by The Fox Inn and The Three Tuns and �8,900 was raised.

After the auction, guests danced the night away to music provided by the swing band, In the Mood.

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