Last Updated on April 5, 2023
Home-Start in Suffolk are hosting their sixth fundraising Ball on Friday 19th May 23 at The Hangar, Milsoms Kesgrave Hall near Ipswich (Buy your tickets here). The Moonlight Ball is their charity’s biggest annual fundraising event, with all money raised going directly back into providing support for Suffolk families.
Home-Start in Suffolk is the county’s largest family support charity. Our vision is that every child in Suffolk is given the best possible start in life because of the love, support and guidance they receive from their parents, guardians or the people performing the role of their parents. Home-Start in Suffolk supported more than 1,500 local families in 2022 thanks to a network of fully trained award-winning volunteers who help families with children up to the age of 12 overcome a range of challenging issues including loneliness, isolation, mental health, domestic abuse, bereavement, health struggles, disabilities, poverty and much more.
In the last year, Home-Start have experienced an exponential increase in the number of families needing to access the charity’s support services, making fundraising events such as this more important than ever. This year’s Moonlight Ball organisers are therefore looking for local businesses and organisations to help support their event. There are a range of sponsorship opportunities available starting from just £200 for a table sponsorship package up to £2,000 for Gold sponsorship. Bespoke sponsorship can also be arranged.
The format of the evening includes a 3-course meal, a raffle for each table (each prize is worth approximately £150), an auction of 6-8 major prizes, and great live entertainment until midnight! Any support in identifying or serving as a sponsor, supplying raffle prizes, or donating major prizes would be gratefully received.
Your funds will be put to very good use. Independent evaluations have shown that for every £1 spent on supporting families, Home-Start return £6 in savings – an unprecedented value for your investment.
How will your donation help?
£10 will support a family with telephone or video calls for one week.
£15 will support a family with home-visiting for one week.
£25 will support a family attending a family group for a month.
£50 will support a family with home-visiting for one month.
£100 will train a new volunteer to support a struggling family.
Jane Billing has agreed to act as volunteer fundraiser for this event. With all her contacts in the local business community, she is confident that there will be many supporters of this great charity. If you feel you would be in a position to help support this very worthwhile cause, then please do let Jane Billing know.
Billie Box have been supporting this charity for the last 3 years and are really keen to continue helping wherever possible. Please help if you can.
We would also like to thank the following for their generous support:
Andrew Laws from Yeseo
Tony Southgate of Ginger Pickle
Ruth Leigh author
1975 Winebar Woodbridge
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