It was held at firstsite on Saturday, 16 November with over 150 in attendance and a Willy-Wonka style infusion of sweet candy-inspired decorations and entertainment.
Chairwoman Katie Skingle says: “Every year we add more value to the evening making it a fun-filled social occasion and all for a very worthy local cause. We are grateful to our two main sponsor’s firstsite and Flakt Woods, as well as all our regular contributors and donators of prizes and auction items. John Cameron, Head of Child Protection and Services spoke this year on behalf of the NSPCC and he moved people to tears with information on the calls from children that were coming in right there and then within the Essex area. The night also saw great fun and merriment with dancing to the legendary sounds of Soul Kitchen and gambling thrills from Diamond Fun Casinos. Another great event in aid of local children – here’s to lucky year 7 in 2014!’
Wayne Warner, firstsite’s Commercial Director said, “We were delighted to welcome back the Emerald Ball this year to firstsite. Year on Year this event helps raise significant funds to support the work of the NSPCC and local children and we are proud to be sponsoring and supporting the good work of Colchester NSPCC Business Group for a second year”.
Allan Hurdle, Managing Director of Flakt Wood said, “It was our pleasure to sponsor this well-known and favourite charity event and to work with the Colchester NSPCC Business Group which is run as a way of reaching out to local businesses to help local children. All the money raised goes directly to the Colchester branch of the NSPCC to support their work to end cruelty to children.
This year the monies will enable counselors to go into Colchester schools and aid children being bullied and learn of services on offer to them if they have problems at home.”
For more information on the Emerald Ball 2014 sponsorship packages or other Colchester NSPCC Business Group fundraising events please call KAT Marketing on 01206 765544 or email firstname.lastname@example.org