All ready for Starry night
TONIGHT is the night for one of the most spectacular events of the year.The Ipswich and Suffolk Press Ball is finally here and the magic is set to explode.
TONIGHT is the night for one of the most spectacular events of the year.
The Ipswich and Suffolk Press Ball is finally here and the magic is set to explode.
With a Starry Potter theme, hundreds of guests dressed up to the nines will make their way to the Hotel Elizabeth at Copdock.
After drinks in the marquee they will make their way through platform 9 and three-quarters and along a secret tunnel into the hotel where the fabulous evening will kick off.
It is hoped that £20,000 will be raised during the evening for Suffolk charity Disability Care Enterprise.
Now in its eighth year the ball has raised more than £160,000 for the charity which helps adults and children with disabilities.
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The money will help the charity buy equipment for those who need it ranging from specialist wheelchairs to computers.
Tonight the guest will gather to have a great time and more importantly to spend their money.
A huge auction is being held with all sorts of prizes to bid for such as the chance to get a meal cooked in your own home by the head chef at Scott's Brasserie, a signed poster of Harry Potter, a signed Arsenal shirt and even the chance to play a football match at Portman Road while captained by a former Ipswich Town player.
The ball has been sponsored by British Gas and The AV Unit which means less money has to be spent on organising the ball and more money can go directly to the charity.
Direct Motorline has sponsored the marquee and Select Recruitment has sponsored the tunnel.
Hosted by TV voiceover star Eric Dixon, there will be music, dancing and a meal as well as a casino and tombola.
Editor of the Evening Star Nigel Pickover said: "This is always a fantastic evening and a great way to raise money for this wonderful charity.
"In the last seven years so many people have benefited from the money raised here.
"Businesses in the county have really got behind the event and a huge thank you must go out to everyone involved.
"I look forward to seeing all our guests tonight and hope everyone has a great time."