Godwick Charity Event’s aims to raise £30,000 for QEH Breast Cancer Unit
Our charity fundraising ball, which more than doubled its fundraising in its first two years is back for a third year running to raise money for The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn Breast Cancer Unit Development.
The event, at Godwick Great Barn, was held in memory of Sally Grove, wife to Holt Medical Practice GP Dr. Steven Grove, mother to Ellen Grove, daughter to John Garner and sister of Robert and James Garner. Sally was treated for breast cancer at the hospital for 15 years and sadly passed away age 50 in July 2013.
In its first year the event raised £6,000, in the second £14,000, and to mark its third and final year the family would like to raise £10,000 – achieving a £30,000 goal over three years.
“Steve, Ellen and I really wanted to do something at Godwick where Sally grew up and on a scale that would befit our memories of Sally. So we planned a fundraising ball at Godwick to celebrate Sal’s life – hence the Glitter Ball. We packed out Godwick Great Barn with 220 people. We were generously supported by ball goers and from north Norfolk businesses, business owners and friends, who donated such amazing charity auction and raffle prizes.”
This year’s event, a Spring Fling, will be held on May 2 and the family have decided the evening will this time be in the honour of both Sally and Sara, their mum who passed away earlier in the same year as Sally. It is a slightly smaller event of around 140-160 guests and there’s only a few tickets left.
“We always like to throw in some good entertainment. Guests will be handed a drink on arrival before sitting down to a seasonal menu, three course meal sourced from good quality local foods, produced by Julie Abbs Catering.”
Guests can enjoy an auction and raffle including top prizes such as a two night stay in a Godwick Hall Shepherd’s Hut and tickets for Friday afternoon and evening sessions of ATP Tour Finals at the 02.
Throughout the evening guests will enjoy magic from an award winning London based magician Lee Hathaway and live music from local diva Sally Taylor, whose band will rock the barn!
Dr Steve said: “Sally received fabulous support and care at the QEH and we wanted to recognise the staff’s efforts by raising money for the Breast Cancer Unit development fund to help them give the best support and care to others in the future.”
For more information: https://www.godwickhall.co.uk/portfolio/godwick-charity-events-spring-fling-charity-ball/