This years Winter Ball at Ewood Park was a tremendous success and a truly enjoyable evening.
It was fantastic to see so many parents and teachers enjoying themselves and socialising outside of the school setting. The event raised over £11,000 which is more than ever from the Ball – down to record numbers attending (162) and the amazing generosity of parents and local businesses providing prizes for the raffle, the silent auction and advertising in the glossy brochure which everyone got to take away and browse through at their leisure.
The men looked amazing in their black tie attire and the ladies as you can see from the pictures were sparkling from head to toe.
Ewood Park and Northcote provided a fantastic meal, especially the main course of lamb cutlets and slow cooked lonk of lamb. They also donated the cranberry fizz reception which the Association were truly grateful to receive as this has never been offered at any other venue.
There were so many raffle prizes kindly donated that it would be impossible to mention them all, but the dinner party for 8 cooked by Lisa Goodwin-Allen (Head Chef at Northcote Manor), Olly Murs concert tickets, and Manchester United Executive Club hospitality tickets were among the favourites. Almost everyone went away with something including the flowers from the tables, which again were kindly provided by a parent who was willing to help make the room look totally amazing!
To top it all, the DJ was great and got everyone up on the dance floor. The Association would like to thank everybody who helped to make Saturday November 12th one of the most memorable and profitable events they have ever had.
All monies raised goes back into school to help provide our students with that something extra, such as the laser cutter to be found in the D.T. Department, trips, trophies, football and tennis nets, outdoor seating and much more.