Press Ball - Boutique pledges support

VICTORIA Beckham, Fever, Lipsy and St Martins. For the fashionistas among this year's Ipswich and Suffolk Press Ball guest list, these are just a few of the coveted designer labels one lucky raffle winner will have the pick of.

VICTORIA Beckham, Fever, Lipsy and St Martins.

For the fashionistas among this year's Ipswich and Suffolk Press Ball guest list, these are just a few of the coveted designer labels one lucky raffle winner will have the pick of.

Thanks to the generosity of St Nicolas Street-based Hardwear Boutique, one fortunate guest will take away a £100 voucher from the glittering evening.

Boutique owners Maureen Macmillan and Jill Burley have decided to donate the voucher to help raise money during the evening for the Press Ball's chosen charity Disability Care Enterprise(DCE) - an organisation that provides specialist equipment for disabled people.


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Mrs Macmillan said: “We are delighted to be able to support this year's press Ball. I went to the Press Ball last year and it was a fantastic event.

“We are a small boutique selling very different clothes from the high street. The voucher can be used to purchase clothing, bags, jewellery, shoes and other accessories.”

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Since its inception more than a decade ago the Ipswich and Suffolk Press Ball has raised more than a quarter of a million pounds for chosen charity Disability Care Enterprise (DCE).

A dazzling night held at the Hotel Elizabeth, Copdock, on June 22, the Press Ball attracts the cream of Suffolk society.

And as preparations get under way for this year's Ice Ball theme, the 2007 event is expected to be the biggest and best yet.

Organisers have secured the services of heart-throb pop star Tony Hadley in a massive coup for what has become the highlight of the county's social calendar.

DCE project director Carolyne Morey said: “The Press Ball is the biggest fundraising event for DCE of the year. This is a fantastic raffle prize and a very generous contribution to the evening.”

Graeme Kalbraier, managing director of Press Ball sponsors Call Connection, said: “I'd like to thanks Marureen and Jill for their support. This is a great raffle prize.”

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