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Organisers Ange and Cath Arnold with Stephen Hunt of the County Air Ambulance Trust

2010 a record breaking year for Staffs Air Ambulance Ball

Saturday, 9th October saw over 300 revellers descend on the Staffordshire County Showground to enjoy the 7th Staffs Air Ambulance Ball. The event, now a key fixture of the Staffordshire social scene, has gone from strength to strength since it was first held in 2004 - and this year’s fundraising efforts are set to smash the previous 2007 record of £5514 -with an impressive £7,338 already collected and more promised donations due.

This means that the ball, run by Ange Arnold and sister Cath, is well on track to its target of raising a total of £30,000 in the seven years it has been established. The 2010 event was the biggest yet with a four course sit down meal and music by local party band the Supersets. Meanwhile, an auction of generously donated lots, a raffle and a competition to win the use of a Jaguar car for a week all helped raise extra funds on the night. But the goal remains to make next year’s ball even bigger - as Ange explains:

We’re delighted to be so close to a goal that we – and our many generous supporters – have worked hard over the years to achieve. We’d like to thank all of our sponsors and everyone who attended this year’s event and hope to see them all again next year. We’re dedicated to making each ball bigger and better than the one the previous year – the County Air Ambulance is a service that is 100% self funded and, as costs rise, it’s essential that we keep on helping support the incredible work it does.”

Plans are already underway for the 2011 ball which will take place at the Stafford County Showground on Saturday 8th October 2011; tickets will be £35 each. If you are interested in supporting the event, either by attending or by donating a prize for the auction or raffle, please contact Ange on 07989 018646 or Cath on 07876 472722. Further details can be found at www.staffsairambulanceball.co.uk and more information on The County Air Ambulance Trust at www.countyairambulancetrust.co.uk

 

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