A Lincolnshire-based charity has issued a plea to businesses in the area ahead of a fundraising ball at Woodhall Spa’s Petwood Hotel this Saturday.
The Butterfly Ball, organised by the Ally Cadence Trust, is being held at the Petwood Hotel but this year’s event may run at a loss after a last minute cancellation.
The Ally Cadence Trust provides support, advice and vital equipment to children and families affected by spinal muscular atrophy, a genetic disorder that is currently incurable and often fatal.
It was founded in 2009 after Ally Cadence, the daughter of Emma and Karl Humphries, died aged six months, 12 days after being diagnosed with the disorder.
Emma, co-founder and trustee, said: “While we have had a great response and sold many tickets, we have had a last minute cancellation from a corporate table of ten which, disappointingly, means that we could be looking to make a loss on the event.
“We’d love it if somebody would like to step in and take this table, it’s going to be such a fun night and it’d be a great way to impress clients or treat staff.”
The trust aims to raise £30,000 in funds this year and it is hoped that the 2013 Butterfly Ball will bring in a significant portion of this target.
It’s set to be a fun-filled evening with live music provided by James McLean, an auction hosted by Luke Marsden, a four-course meal, drinks and disco.
If you or your company would like to get involved in the Butterfly Ball please call Emma on 0800 23 43 762 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information visit www.butterflyball.co.uk.