The night was in full swing in the Brackenborough Hotel’s Tennyson Suite on Saturday November 9, as Doreen Stephenson held the first charity ball in aid of the new Louth & District Hospice. The sell-out event raised in excess of £5000 as generous guests dug deep for the worthy cause.
Doreen was delighted with outcome, and said: “I am so thrilled with the support given to us by
the local people – not just those who attended on the night, but also all of the local businesses that
kindly supplied prizes for our auction and raffle.
“We just couldn’t achieve results like this without everyone pulling together.”
The event, which included a performance by a local band, a 3-course dinner, raffle, auction and disco was organised with the assistance of the hotel.
Ashley Lidgard, owner of The Brackenborough, said: “We nominated the Louth & Disctrict Hospice as our charity of choice this year, so it was our pleasure to support Doreen with her fundraiser.
“The Tennyson Suite, which was supported through the Rural Development Programme for England, is an ideal venue for such events and we are always happy to work with charities to make their functions as successful as possible.