Ball boost for two charities

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TWO South Yorkshire charities are over the moon after being picked as the beneficiaries of a forthcoming ball.

Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice and Lost Chord have been chosen to receive the proceeds from the Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber of Commerce’s President’s Charity Ball, which takes place at Rotherham’s Magna Centre on Saturday, May 14.

Sarah Champion, chief executive of Bluebell Wood, Hospice which cares for sick children, said: “Not only is this excellent as a source of much-needed funding, but we hope that the companies involved will promote our work and encourage local families who could benefit from our serves to get in touch.”

Helena Muller, chief executive of Lost Chord - a charity which provides interactive musical sessions for dementia patients welcomed the news.

She said: “Lost Chord is often the ‘Cinderella’ of all the charities - caring for older people struggling with dementia isn’t ‘sexy.’

“However we are hoping this will help to raise awareness of the real plight of those living with dementia everywhere, while at the same time helping to raise much-needed funds to help those in society who tend to be ignored.”

Tickets for the ball cost £60 plus VAT or £500 plus VAT for a table of 10.

Anyone interested in finding out more or buying tickets should call 0844 414 5100 or visit for more information.

Sponsorship deals are also available.