On Friday 28th April 2017, Safeline held its first Charity Ball at the Crowne Plaza in Stratford-upon-Avon.
The event was a huge success raising more than £10,000 for the charity fund. Louise James and Mark Tolliss provided the entertainment during the evening, and guests enjoyed a delicious three course meal, raffle and bidding on auction lots which included a three- day yacht charter in Majorca. Graeme Birch of Manor Investments (Birmingham) Ltd acted as auctioneer.
Neil Henderson of Safeline said: ‘This was our first ever ball and we did it because we wanted to raise awareness of the wonderful work we do. Unfortunately, sexual abuse and rape is prevalent in our community and by raising awareness of our existence, people will be able to find us and access the support they so desperately need to help them cope and recover. The night was a real celebration from start to finish and we intend to make the ball an annual event.’
Neil continued to mention the support from the local community, including organisation by Cooper Solutions Ltd, provision of wonderful centrepieces by Blueberry Balloons, and generous donations of raffle and auction prizes.