The Billie Box Ball Raises £4,599.30 for Cancer Campaign in Suffolk
Local business owner, Jane Billing of Billie Box Ltd, organised her first charity ball this year in aid of Cancer Campaign in Suffolk. Held on 3rd May 2014 at Seckford Hall in Woodbridge, the gala evening raised £2,299.65, which was then match funded by Basepoint Ipswich.
The backdrop of Seckford Hall gave the evening a touch of class with guests enjoying a glass of Bucks Fizz on the terrace upon arrival. A sumptuous three-course dinner followed during which guests were enthralled by the sleight of hand of a roving magician. The event was also generously supported by many local businesses donating items for the raffle and auction, which helped raise a staggering £2,299.65. This amount was then match funded by Basepoint, who is also supporting Cancer Campaign in Suffolk as their chosen charity for the year, bringing the grand total to £4,599.30.
As with many people, Jane’s family has been touched by cancer, losing her mother to breast cancer 27 years ago. She chose to support Cancer Campaign in Suffolk because of the help and support they give to cancer patients and carers, the type of support that was not available to her family.
Karen Hare Chief Exec Cancer Campaign in Suffolk said “Jane & her supporters have done a fantastic job, the evening was great fun & a must go to event for 2016! Cancer Campaign in Suffolk is a small local cancer charity that relies on public donations to continue its work and help more people who have had a cancer diagnosis. It’s a pleasure to work with such wonderful people like Jane who make a huge difference to our charity by giving their support & raising much needed funds. Thank you to all who supported the evening”.
“Last year I raised £1,370 for Cancer Campaign in Suffolk through a Grand Raffle, but this time I wanted to do something bigger,” said Jane. “Organising the Billie Box Ball has been very rewarding. I feel I have made a difference to a worthwhile cause. Thank you to all our supporters, in particular Basepoint for matching our fundraising efforts.”
Following the success of this year’s event, Jane hopes to make the Billie Box Charity Ball a bi-annual event and is already looking at ways to make the 2016 event even bigger and better.
Cancer Campaign in Suffolk (CCiS) is a charity that helps before during and after cancer. They work in the community as well as in the John Le Vay Cancer Information Centre at Ipswich Hospital proving information, support & therapies to cancer patients and their carers in Suffolk. Further information can be found at www.ccisuffolk.org
Basepoint Ipswich provides a wide range of high quality, managed office and workshop space in friendly, purpose-built premises and on flexible terms. It’s parent company, The Act Foundation, a leading UK grant-making charity, dedicated to improving the quality of life of those in need. As such, each Basepoint centre is dedicated to fundraising for a selected charity and The Act Foundation match funds any money raised for the chosen charity, up to the value of £10,000. For further information go to www.basepoint.co.uk or email Ipswich@basepoint.co.uk.
Left Karen Hare and Right Jane Billing
Photos of the evening are available upon request.
About Jane Billing
Jane Billing has over 30 years in shipping container supply. During that time Jane has earned a very broad knowledge of the whole shipping container industry. From construction, to shipping, to adaption and conversions, if you have a question about any aspect of the shipping container industry Jane will likely have the answer for you. After many years working for some of the biggest names in the shipping container industry Jane set up her own company, Billie Box Ltd in 2012. Since launching in 2012 Billie Box Ltd has sold well over 1500 new and used containers.