A sparkling night of delicious food, fantastic music and fun, raising money for Age UK Somerset.
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.
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.
- 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.
- £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.
*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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
No problem, just let us know when you book, or before Monday 21st May and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Because of the timing and nature of the event, children below the age of 18 years will not be admitted into the ball.
Yes! Please let us know the names of your guests as soon as possible. We will need to get their menu choices.
To view the options for the delicious three course dinner please click here.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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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!
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 email@example.com
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sponsor our table decorations and have your company business cards placed on each table - £100.
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