£17,000 Raised at Round Table Leap Year Ball

On Saturday 29th February, the Ipswich Greyfriars Round Table hosted a leap-year ball in the Hangar at Milsoms, Kesgrave Hall in aid of GeeWizz, with over 250 people in attendance.
They managed to raise a over £17,000 for the charity.

Gina Long MBE, Founder of GeeWizz stated; “I am so delighted by the amount raised by James, the chairman and his organising team, it is so incredible. The atmosphere in the room was heart-warming, the generosity shown was simply amazing. The crucial funds raised from the evening will be providing an invaluable piece of equipment in the new playground at Thomas Wolsey Ormiston Academy, where 95 highly vulnerable children with special educational needs and disabilities attend. It will contribute to a great legacy and change the lives of these children, which has got to be the greatest gift of all, thank you.”

It’s estimated that the playground will cost around £250,000 – £300,000 and will be funded with 50 per cent of the proceeds from a major charity legacy fundraiser being announced 19th March.

James Potter, Ball Chairman for the Round Table commented; “It was a privilege to lead the organisation for the Ipswich Round Table ball. The night was a huge success and on behalf of my fantastic committee and the rest of the Round Table members, I would like to say we are immensely proud of the funds we have raised.” A big thank you to the local businesses and individuals who donated items for the charity auction and prizes; Riley & Riley Jewellers, the EADT, Ipswich Audi, Marriott Motor Group, The Windmill Suffolk, Juliette John, Coes, Andrew & Gina Long MBE, ITFC, Milsoms, Victoria Potter, Flyer Press LTD, Jon & Su-Ling Emin and EP Friel.

£17,000 Raised at Round Table Leap Year Ball 1
Tony Cheung, Gina Long MBE and Matt Eaton
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