Arnold sisters’ ball on track to raise over £100,000 for Air Ambulance charity

Cath (L) and Ange (R) Arnold present Lesley Knight – Fundraising Executive for the County Air Ambulance Trust – with a cheque from last year’s ball.
Cath (L) and Ange (R) Arnold present Lesley Knight – Fundraising Executive for the County Air Ambulance Trust – with a cheque from last year’s ball.

Stone’s fundraising sisters Ange and Cath Arnold look set to break the £100k barrier this year, as they host their 12th annual Staffs Air Ambulance Ball.

The event, which will take place at the County Show Ground on Saturday 8th October 2016, will see revellers enjoy a fantastic evening of great food, live entertainment and dancing – all in the name of a great cause. Over its history, the ball has, to date, raised just under £90,000 for the County Air Ambulance Trust which, in turn, offers financial support to the three Air Ambulance charities in the region in a grant making capacity to fund operational costs and infrastructure projects.

The 2015 ball raised an exceptional £11,400 through a combination of ticket sales and fundraising on the evening; which includes a charity auction and raffle with fabulous prizes generously donated by the ball’s supporters. If the 2016 event follows suit, it will mean that the sisters have reached the landmark of having raised £100,000 for the charity.

Cath says:
“We were delighted with the figure from last year’s ball – it’s the most raised to date from a single event, but must admit it came as a bit of a surprise when we totalled up and realised quite how within reach of the £100k mark we were getting!

“Air Ambulance services are entirely self-funded, so rely on their own fundraising efforts and those of their supporters to operate. The reason we chose the County Air Ambulance Trust to donate our funds to is that it works with several local midlands air ambulance services to help assist with critical investment projects – from buying new kit to providing funds to install helipads at hospitals. We’re now pulling out all the stops to raise over £10,000 at the next ball so we can break the barrier. The air ambulances need our support and you quite simply never know when you might need their life saving services.”

Tickets for the 2016 Staffs Air Ambulance Ball are on sale now, priced at £40.00 a head, and include a delicious three course meal.

To secure yours, call 07989 018646 or 07876 472722, email info@staffsairambulanceball.co.uk.

For more details or to sign up to receive email updates about the event, visit http://www.staffsairambulanceball.co.uk