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Having a ball to raise PS80,000 for NSPCC.

FUNDS from one of the largest charity events in Coventry and Warwickshire

will go towards a vital service celebrating its 21st birthday.

The NSPCC Ball, organised by the Coventry and Warwickshire Business Board, is hoping to raise around PS80,000 - all of which will go to support the work of Boole House in the centre of the city.

Boole House was opened 21 years ago and named in memory of David Boole, PR Director of Jaguar, who was a founder of the Business Board, and it works closely with the city's most vulnerable children and their families.

Every penny raised from the ball - which has attracted 600 people from the region's business community - will go to fund the activities of the NSPCC Service Centre at Boole House in Coventry For the 13th consecutive year, the annual fundraising event, which takes place on Friday, September 22 at the Ricoh Arena, is a sell-out.

This year's event has a Mad Hatter's theme with prizes for the bestdressed guests who will be entertained by band Soul Junction and vocalist Georgia and the Vintage Band.

Les Ratcliffe, chair of the Coventry and Warwickshire Business Board, said: "Everyone who attends is contributing to a very worthy cause.

"Every penny we raise goes directly towards helping vulnerable children locally in Coventry and Warwickshire, and we will continue to strive to raise more for what is such a vital service that protects and improves lives every single day.

"It will be a fun-filled night with entertainment, speakers and also the opportunity to hear about the serious work that the NSPCC does both locally and nationally.

"It's an honour to be a part of something so spectacular for the 13th year in a row.

"The support we get from everyone in the community is always fantastic.

"The event has raised over PS1 million since we started 13 years ago including PS80,000 last year and it would be fantastic to reach six-figures this time!" Other fund-raising activities organised by the Business Board this year have included a Jaguar Land Rover Charity Drive event and a golf day and helidrop.

Every penny we raise goes directly towards helping vulnerable children locally in Coventry and Warwickshire. Les Ratcliffe

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Title Annotation:News; Teasers
Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Sep 1, 2017
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