Charity ball supports Pancreatic Cancer Research and St Andrew’s Hospice

The money handover at R B Smith Electrical
The money handover at R B Smith Electrical

A charity masquerade ball held in loving memory of Susan Ann Smith raised a huge amount for two charities.

The ball was held at the Brackenborough Arms Hotel and raised £11,000 for The Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund and St Andrew’s Hospice in Grimsby.

It was organised by Rebekah Stubbs, Simon Stubbs, Laura Smith, Richard Smith of R B Smith Electrical in Louth and close family and friends,

Rebekah said: “After losing our mother, wife and nanny to pancreatic cancer we wanted to make a difference, to do something to help others and bring an awareness of this deadly cancer.

“We decided to host our own charity masquerade ball upon leaving another close friend’s ball, and thought we can do this! We sold 168 tickets with no advertising, never imagining that the event would have been so well supported! The event raised a total of £11,000 from ticket sales, donations, raffle, auction and photographs taken of the evening!

“Each charity will benefit with £5,500 each. Barclays Bank in Louth also contributed with their £ for £ match funding scheme.”

Simon and James ran an auction, where an official signed Manchester Utd ball sold for £600 and a framed signed TT motorbike T-shirt sold for £260.

There was a raffle with prizes from local businesses, who the organisers thanked.

Pictured are Karen Needham of Pancreatic Cancer Research, Kelly Uprichard of St Andrew’s Hospice, Rebekah Stubbs, Laura Smith, Richard Smith, Simon Stubbs and Jessie.