Charities bank on Nottinghamshire ball to raise funds


Charities bank on Nottinghamshire ball to raise funds

On Friday night, more than 300 people came together for the fifth annual charity ball organised by NatWest and RBS at the East Midlands Conference Centre, raising funds for Rainbows and the Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance.

19 September 2011

The charity ball has become an important date in the calendar as well as a great night out. Over the years ten different charities have benefited from the event. The NatWest and RBS team have set out to raise in excess of £20,000 from the event and other fund raising activities over the year to be shared equally between Rainbows and the Air Ambulance. This will bring their total fund raising to more than £100,000 in five years.

During the event, which was paid for by the sale of tickets, local business people, professionals and friends were entertained by compare Willie Thorne, X Factor's Laura White and the band Groove Nation. Additionally there was a charity auction which raised together with donations £17,000 for the charities.

Commenting on the fund raising event, Colin Muir, NatWest's Director for Commercial Banking in Nottinghamshire, said: "My colleagues and I are very committed to supporting local charities and have raised more than £80,000 for good causes in the last four years. Each year we hold a vote to decide which charities to support and Rainbows together with the Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance were our deserved choices for 2011. Both charities are very close to the hearts of many of my team so it was great to see so many people enjoying themselves at the ball last night whilst knowing we were raising essential monies for these important local institutions.

"I want to say a big thank you to everyone who helped organise and attended the event. Thanks to the generosity of everyone who bought a ticket, took part in the auction and donated monies we are well on the way to hitting our £20, 000 target which will make a real difference to the lives of the people the charities supports."

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