A sparkling night of delicious food, fantastic music and fun, raising money for Age UK Somerset. 

Our Chair of Trustees at the Charity Ball 2016

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  • Date: Saturday 2nd June 2018
  • Deadline to book: Monday 21st May 2018
  • Price: £45 per person / £320 for a table of 8 (£40 saving). Ticket price includes a delicious three-course meal, musical entertainment, a night of fundraising and more!
  • Location: Rookery Manor, Edingworth Rd, Weston-super-Mare BS24 0JB (well located for both Somerset and North Somerset)
  • Time: 7:00pm

On Saturday 2nd June, 7pm till late, join us to enjoy an unforgettable evening including a delicious three course meal followed by live music from Soulville Express promising “the best live soul show around - music for your ears, rhythm for your feet”.
Revellers enjoying the photobooth
If you don’t like to boogie you can have a go at our fun Casino offering all the excitement of a real casino but for a good cause and with a great top prize!  Or how about dressing up with the props provided to take some silly snaps with your friends in the photobooth?  A great memento to help you remember the evening!

Later there will be a live auction with incredible lots to bid on - the kind of special activities that money can’t usually buy - and talking of great prizes there will also be a raffle. If you’ve still got energy left after all that, the bar will still be open and the disco will go on til late.

The Ball will be taking place at the Rookery Manor and all funds raised on the evening will go towards Age UK Somerset's projects to help older people suffering from loneliness across the area.

For 70 years we’ve been bringing colour and friendship into lonely lives and with your help we can help many more.   

You won’t find a more worthwhile opportunity to glam up!

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Watch this to see how Befriending can help those suffering from loneliness

Could you treat a Volunteer?

From acting as befrienders to ease loneliness, assisting with horrible benefits forms and running gentle exercise sessions, our Volunteers are the best!  We couldn't provide the services we do without them, but they rarely get the recognition and thanks they deserve. 

This year our Charity Ball falls within National Volunteers Week and we'd love to say to as many Volunteers as possible "you SHALL go to the Ball"!

Please could you be a Fairy Godmother and help us to thank them by sponsoring a Volunteer's ticket? 

Even if you are unable to attend the Ball yourself, enabling a Volunteer to go would make their night, and would be a lovely way to show your support. 

If you can, please tick the box on the booking form, or visit our Eventbrite Tickets page.   With your permission we will add you to our Supporters page. Please see also the questions under the Sponsorship heading below.

THANK YOU.

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What is the Age UK Somerset Charity Ball?

It is our biggest glitziest event, even more so because it is our 70th Anniversary!  Approximately 200 guests will come together in all their finery to enjoy great food, music and fun for a very worthwhile cause.

What can I expect on the night?

  • A red carpet entrance into the glamorous Rookery Manor.
  • A free welcome drink on arrival for those wearing our logo colours!
  • A delicious three course meal - (dietary requirements catered for).
  • Live music from Soulville Express followed by a disco.
  • A great laugh in the dressing-up photobooth.
  • Two Casino tables - buy chips and play in return for a fantastic top prize!
  • Fundraising during the night - raffle and live auction, table games with great prizes. 
  • A (short) speech celebrating our achievements and explaining why we are so grateful for your support.

How much are the tickets?

  • £45 per person
  • £320 for a table of 8 (£40 discount)
  • You can also be a Fairy Godmother and sponsor a ticket for a Volunteer for £45.

How can I buy tickets?

*Then sending a cheque made payable to 'Age UK Somerset' or dropping off cash.  If you'd prefer to pay via bank transfer, please contact us.

Address to send cash or cheques to: Charity Ball, Age UK Somerset, Ash House, Cook Way, Taunton, Somerset, TA2 6BJ.

Online or telephone payments: call us on, 01823 345 627 or email tickets@ageuksomerset.org.uk

Booking form

When is the last date for buying tickets?

The last day to purchase tickets is Monday 21st May. This gives us a chance to organise the seating and pull all the menu choices and special requirements together.

I would like to sit with my friends/colleagues - how can I organise that?

No problem, just let us know when you book, or before Monday 21st May and we will do our best to accommodate you.

 

Can children attend the Ball?

Because of the timing and nature of the event, children below the age of 18 years will not be admitted into the ball. 

Can I book a table before I have the names of all my guests?

Yes!  Please let us know the names of your guests as soon as possible.  We will need to get their menu choices.

What is on the Menu?

To view the options for the delicious three course dinner please click here.

Can special diets and allergies be catered for?

Yes, after you have booked we will be in touch for your menu choices and to ask about any special dietary requirements.  Please get in touch before Monday 21st May to let us know of your special requirements.

What should I wear?

Whatever you like!  Usually the majority of attendees use the Ball as an opportunity to get dressed up in dinner suits and dresses.  To celebrate our 70 years of bringing colour to older peoples lives we will be offering a free welcome drink to anyone who comes dressed in a colour from the Age UK Somerset logo!

How will any money raised be spent?

Any proceeds from the evening will go towards projects, such as our befriending scheme, to reach local older people who are suffering from loneliness and to reduce their social isolation to make their lives better.  If you'd like to see what difference befriending can make please take a moment to watch the video clip above which tells Jean's story.

Where, and what is Rookery Manor?

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Rookery Manor is a 16th Century Manor House with award winning gardens.

Recently new purpose built function rooms have been added, such as the Desborough Suite where our Ball is being held.  The Desborough Suite is on the site of a historic barn and has an indoor marquee theme.

This great venue  has been chosen as it is a very central location for most of Somerset and North Somerset - close to the M5 and near to Brent Knoll and Weston super Mare. It is down a quiet road off the A370 at  Edingworth, near Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, BS24 0JB. When you reach the venue you will see there are several entrances – take the one with the electric gates!  Parking is free of charge.  Click here for a Map.

How can I get to the Ball?

We can't continue the Cinderella theme and provide pumpkins as our Health & Safety Compliance Officer said no.  However we have organised coaches to provide return transport from our local major towns for a small additional cost.  You can either book this at the same time as your tickets, or get in touch to let us know.

Otherwise I use the Rome2Rio website to look at transport options.

Is there accommodation nearby?

Limited accommodation is available at the Venue (and you get to use their spa too!), or there are a number of places nearby.  If you book accommodation through Booking.com using this link you may get a £15 reward after booking - I haven't tested it yet!

Where can I get more information?

The Ball has it’s own website with full information including details of the entertainment, a list of the auction lots and raffle prizes and our sponsors and supporters.  Visit www.ageuksomersetcharityball.co.uk

Or you are welcome to phone us on 01823 345627 or email tickets@ageuksomerset.org.uk

 

Sponsorship

In our 70th Anniversary year we hope your business will support our Charity Ball by taking a table on the night and/or taking advantage of our sponsorship opportunities.

Sponsoring our event will give you a lovely warm feeling, demonstrate your company's commitment to supporting local causes whilst exposing your company name to an audience of approximately 200 people on the night as well as social media, press and website reach before, during and after.

Raffle Prizes & Auction Lots

We are looking for good quality raffle prizes and wow-factor auction lots which can be items or experiences!  If you have something you can donate we’d love to hear from you.  We also need a great prize for the winner at the fun Casino tables.  Your company’s name will be featured on our website, in social media posts and on print materials on the evening.

Volunteer Table

Act as a Fairy Godmother for our hard working Volunteers and buy them a table so we can say “you shall go to the Ball” –

Volunteer Table (of 8) £320.  Individual Volunteers Tickets £45. 

Your company’s name will be featured on the Ball website, in social media posts, on print materials on the evening, and on the Volunteers Place settings.

Welcome Drinks

Sponsor the welcome drinks for guests as they arrive and they will be very pleased to see you!  You can have a banner, your business cards and pull up in the foyer where the drinks will be served.  Your company’s name will be featured on our website, in social media posts and on print materials on the evening.  - £300.

Table Decorations

Sponsor our table decorations and have your company business cards placed on each table - £100.

Evening programme

Would you like to have your company logo and details featured on our evening programme, which will be distributed on the night? This is a great opportunity for company exposure to approximately 200 people.

  • A5 sized advert - £125
  • A6 sized advert - £75

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