Charity Ball - an unqualified success

18 September 2017 | Posted in Support Sussex Wildlife Trust
Charity Ball - an unqualified success
Dancers from Brighton Academy / Graham Franks

Sussex Wildlife Trust welcomed over 240 people to their Charity Ball at the weekend. Thanks to the generosity of guests taking part in silent and live auctions, over £41,000 was raised on the night making this event an unqualified success.

Called the Wilderness Wonder, the Ball was held in a luxury marquee set in the grounds of the spectacular Folkington Manor Private Estate, nestled in the heart of the South Downs National Park between Lewes and Eastbourne.

Guests were greeted by spectacular wildlife characters portrayed by drama students from the Brighton Academy. They then had the opportunity to get ‘up close’ to birds of prey including a peregrine falcon and a kestrel during pre-dinner drinks.

Following the drinks reception guests enjoyed an outstanding three course meal designed to showcase sustainable locally sourced food which was followed by cabaret entertainment, a raffle, and a live and silent auction.

A special star act appearance by 70s sensation Hot Chocolate provided the highlight of the evening encouraging everyone to the dance floor as they performed their greatest hits.

Funds raised will help protect the beautiful landscapes, wild places and wildlife of Sussex.

Next year’s Wilderness Wonder Charity Ball will be at The Grand Hotel, Brighton on 15 September 2018.To secure your ticket now or for further details please email: annethwaites@sussexwt.org.uk or call Anne on 01273 497522.

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