20th Sep, 2019

Sparkle and Shine Ball to raise money for Warwick Hospital

GLITZ and glamour will be the theme for a ball being held to raise money for Warwick Hospital’s maternity services.

The Birth and Babies Appeal – which is raising money for a new midwife-led unit – has teamed up with local fundraisers Lucy Field and Nicki Scott to host the Sparkle and Shine Ball.

Lucy and Nicki raised more than £10,000 for the special care baby unit (SCBU) at the Lakin Road hospital, which looked after their daughters after they were born. They are now hoping to match their fundraising total with a series of events throughout this year, including a ball.

Money from the event, which will be held at Ettington Chase Hotel on Friday September 28, will go towards SCBU and the Birth and Babies Appeal.

The appeal will fund enhancements – including a family snug and kitchenette area – to the new birthing unit, which is due to open this summer.

Lucy said: “I am delighted my dream of putting on ball is going to happen, it will be a fantastic opportunity to make our maternity services the best that they can be for future mums and dads. We have already received great support in making it a night to remember for guests.”

There are opportunities for businesses to support the ball through sponsorship of tables in return for recognition in marketing materials for the event.

Warwick Hospital director of development Jayne Blacklay said: “The support we have received from the community has been overwhelming with so many people raising funds.

“This event will be a fantastic occasion to mark the opening of the new midwifery led birthing centre at Warwick Hospital and to support the amazing work of our special care baby unit.”

Tickets to the Shimmer and Shine Ball include a three course meal, fizz on arrival and entertainment. Tickets cost £50 per person or £475 for a table of ten.

Visit www.buytickets.at/swft to book.

Those interested in sponsoring the event or discussing raising money for the hospital can email charity@swft.nhs.uk to contact the fund-raising department.

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