Thank you for your support in helping local children

Colchester’s NSPCC Business Group represents local businesses who understand the need to support vital NSPCC services in our own community. All funds raised for the NSPCC through the business group stay local to the town and county services. Over 90% of funding for the NSPCC comes from fundraising activity, not from government funding. We need to raise more funds to enable these vital services to continue and help more local children.

The Business group’s first annual event, the Emerald Ball, launched in 2008 at the Weston Homes Community Stadium, the home of Colchester United. Katie Skingle, Director of KAT Marketing and Chairwoman for the charity business group said: “It was a huge success and everyone had great fun. We were all delighted to see the response from other business people in Colchester. There were more than 200 people at the ball and we were able to hand over a cheque for £5,730.”

The Ball continued to grow in popularity and in 2017 is to be held at Stoke-By-Nayland Golf & Spa Hotel on Saturday 18th November 2017. Tickets are currently on sale for £65+vat, please email kate@katmarketing.co.uk or call 01206 765544.

Katie said: “The last eight years have been superb. I want to thank every one of my friends in the business community for caring enough to give their time and money. Monies raised has already helped the new NSPCC Schools Services and Parents Under Pressure programme in Essex, alongside training new volunteers and equipment for Childline.

Childline is 30 years old this year and to celebrate, a successful world record attempt for the largest game of musical statues with 1,116 participants took place on Saturday 30th July at Colchester’s Party in the Park.  £2000 was raised for the NSPCC’s Speak out Stay safe programme.

Thanks to those involved in helping us make a difference and supporting this great local cause.

Sam Sawyers, Musical Chairs Winner
Sam Sawyers, Musical Chairs Winner