Village charity ball receives a helping hand

Date: Thursday 10 August 2017

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A well-attended charity ball in the South Northamptonshire village of Hinton-in-the-Hedges raised a fantastic £6,500, following a donation from us.

Our South Midlands team, which is building new homes at nearby Chestnut Grove at Radstone Fields in Brackley, donated a £100 John Lewis voucher and hamper to the ‘Hinton-in-the-Hedges Summer Ball – Give Cancer the Boot’ event in July.

A sell-out crowd of 270 people enjoyed a three-course dinner, a drinks reception, a live band and a disco while taking part in a raffle, a live and silent auction as well as a fun heads and tails competition at Grannie’s Paddock on the village’s Yew Tree Farm.

Funds raised on the evening went to Cancer Research UK and three local community groups; Norris Playing Fields, Holy Trinity Church and HiHat.

Helen Pritchett, organiser of the ‘Hinton-in-the-Hedges Summer Ball – Give Cancer the Boot’, says: “We held a similar event in 2015 – the village had never had a charity ball previously – and it was such a great success that we decided to have another one.

“We felt it was important to raise funds for some of the key village amenities we have and also support a national charity. We chose Cancer Research UK as I think everyone knows someone who has been affected in some way by cancer.

“We’d like to say thank you very much to Taylor Wimpey for their kind donation, we weren’t expecting it at all. The £100 John Lewis voucher was used as the prize for our heads and tails competition so allowed us to raise a significant amount of money, while the hamper went into the auction.

“We’re really grateful to a lot of local businesses and organisations in the Brackley area who helped donate items – we had 45 for the raffle alone. Everyone has been very generous and we’re very appreciative of it.”

Gareth Jacob, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey South Midlands, says: “As a considerate, responsible housebuilder we strongly believe in contributing to the communities in which we build our new homes.

“We were delighted to support the Hinton-in-the-Hedges Summer Ball – it was a wonderful evening and I’m so pleased that everyone had a great time while contributing to such worthwhile causes.”

There’s a fabulous range of two, three, four and five-bedroom houses currently available to reserve at Chestnut Grove at Radstone Fields.