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A glittering spring ball with a 1950s theme will be livening up Kidderminster Town Hall later this month – with all profits supporting disabled and terminally ill children in Worcestershire.

The event – from 7pm to midnight on Saturday 22 April – is being organised by Bewdley-based Caremark Wychavon and Wyre Forest, after members of staff saw a story in the local press about Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children supporting local families.

Newlife is the UK’s largest charity provider of specialist equipment for children with disabilities and terminal illness. It has helped 198 children in Worcestershire with equipment totalling £336,331.

Caremark Care Manager Charlotte Shaw said: “A couple of us here have past experience in organising charity balls and we thought we could put that to good use by holding an event in aid of Newlife, which does so much to help local families. The ball at Kidderminster Town Hall has a 1950s theme, with live music from local band Solid Gold Trio, but there will also be music from the 1960s right up to the Millennium. Tickets are just £20 each and include a buffet. We will also be holding a raffle, with prizes to suit a range of interests including a pub meal for four, a family ticket to the West Midlands Safari Park and a one-month membership pass for Wyre Forest Leisure Centre in Kidderminster.”

Charlotte added: “We are hoping to raise up to £3,000 for Newlife, so we can really help make a difference to a young person’s life.”

Anyone wanting more information about the event, or to buy tickets, can contact the Caremark offices in Bewdley on 01299 405 726 or email [email protected]

Caremark Wychavon and Wyre Forest, established in 2012, provides support for a wide range of people in need – through local council, NHS and private packages.

To find out more about how Newlife helps families of disabled and terminally ill children in the county through a range of free equipment services, go to www.newlifecharity.co.uk/worcestershire.

 

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