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YMCA Norfolk Charity Ball Sept15

Norfolk ball leaves guests shaken and stirred

Guests at a YMCA Norfolk charity ball at Sprowston Manor Hotel near Norwich on September 11 were both shaken and stirred, raising over £8,000 for the Christian charity.

The James Bond-themed ball saw 160 guests shaken by appearances from Bond himself – in the guise of Daniel Craig look-alike Steve Wright and stirred by speeches from YMCA Norfolk CEO Tim Sweeting and young people in its care.
Tim said: “Wonderful events like this help us to raise the additional funds we need to meet the very real and immediate needs of vulnerable young people across Norfolk. Support from the wider community is vital to help us achieve the best results and outcomes for the young people in our care.”
Guests and sponsors including Turning Factor, Leathes Prior Solicitors, Lovewell Blake and Ward Gethin Archer solicitors, enjoyed a three-course dinner, music from up-and-coming band Gameplan, entertainment from Steve Wright as James Bond and the chance to win a host of great prizes in a charity raffle.
“Every one of our guests that joined us for evening thought it was a complete success,” said Kathryn Horton, from Turning Factor. “Thank you to everyone for putting on such a fantastic evening which we felt totally captured the essence and message of what YMCA Norfolk is about.  From the heartfelt speeches from your young people, to the actual music and event itself, it was a perfect evening.  We look forward to next year.”
Sarah Appleton, associate solicitor at Leathes Prior, said: “Thank you so much YMCA Norfolk for hosting such a brilliant ball on Friday. Not only were we delighted to be able to support such a fabulous cause, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and are already looking forward to the next one.”
Click here to see a gllery of pictures by Julia Holland

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