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Glamorous night for the Red Cross raises over £50,000

20 November 2009

Staff, volunteers and supporters of the Red Cross enjoying the Manchester BallBRCOver 600 revellers danced the night away at two Red Cross balls across the north-west on Saturday 14 November. The glamorous evenings were held at Thornton Hall in Liverpool and The Midland Hotel in Manchester.

The Liverpool ball raised over £20,000 and the Mayor and Mayoress of Wirral and joined more than 230 guests to enjoy dinner, dancing and entertainment.

The Manchester ball was organised by Red Cross president Edith Conn and raised over £30,000. The ball included an auction of amazing prizes, including a Greek holiday, dinner for four at the Manchester Hilton Podium restaurant and box seats at Old Trafford. 

Attracting new supporters

Northern Territory fundraising manager Stephen Tongue said: "This year’s Red Cross balls were great social occasions which attracted new supporters to the Red Cross.

"As ever, I would like to say a huge thank you to all the staff and volunteers who made the evenings possible and a special thank you to Edith Conn and Ina Schmidt who made the events happen.”

Next year’s Liverpool Red Cross ball will take place on Saturday 6 November 2010 at Thornton Hall. To reserve your table please call 0151 702 5061.

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