Charity ball using hand-knitted chicks to raise money

Broxtowe Borough’s ‘Spring into Summer’ Charity Ball will welcome guests with hand-knitted chicks and a Cadburys Cream Egg in support of Cancer Research UK.

The table gifts have been provided by the Nuthall and Kimberley Cancer Research Committee, which each year knit thousands of chicks to raise funds for the charity, raising more than £10,000 in 2013 just by knitting Easter chicks.

This year’s event will take place at the Nottingham Belfry Hotel and will be in aid of two charities, Hope Nottingham and Cancer Research UK.

The event will be hosted by the Mayor of Broxtowe, Councillor Stan Heptinstall MBE.

He said: “Spring is a lovely season which often symbolises hope and this year’s ‘Spring into Summer’ themed event will raise funds to help support and give hope to all those that these charities support every day.”

CHICKS 2Image: Councillor Stan Heptinstall with the hand-knitted chicks that will be given out at the event 

“I have been overwhelmed by the support for my chosen charities during my time as Mayor and tickets to the Charity Ball are selling fast. I encourage local people from across the community to book their place and join me with friends, family and colleagues for an enjoyable evening of fun and fundraising.”

Local businesses that have been supporting the event through sponsorship and by donating raffle prizes include Bullock Construction, Heart Internet Ltd, KLG Amazing Glazing, Complete Working and Webro, amongst others.

Tickets priced £32 each can be bought from the Civic Office at Broxtowe Borough Council. The ball on March 28 will also includes a charity raffle with prizes sponsored by local businesses and dancing to Maslow, a band from the East Midlands.

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