Network Norwich and Norfolk > Regional News > YMCA Norfolk ball leaves guests shaken and stirred
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


Do you appreciate our service and stories?

The Network Norwich & Norfolk website has been published for over 13 years now and we have an established team of professional journalists covering the activities, organisations and churches which make up the county’s Christian community. Our whole purpose is to support that community by daily providing accurate, unbiased stories and features.

To pay for that service, we rely on our partner organisations, advertisers and readers to, in turn, support us financially. We want to keep the website free for everyone to access and continue to be able to pay for writers to produce the content you can enjoy every day.

We would like to ask you to consider supporting our work and suggest you might want to make a small regular donation of just £1 a week and become one of our 100 Friends, or a larger one-off or annual amount.

Because we are part of a registered charity we can reclaim Gift Aid on your donations if you are a tax-payer.
 


 Recommended reading 
Not rated. Write the first review or comment
ImpressBloc640
Site Search

 Norfolk services........ 

 Accommodation......... 
Loading...


Twitter-button  facebookbutton

 

Sign up for our
free e-newsletter


Send us your latest local news and events