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Royal wedding fever strikes as tickets sell fast for Zoe's Place Ball
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Royal wedding fever strikes as tickets sell fast for Zoe's Place Ball

Published date: 01 March 2018

Royal wedding fever strikes as tickets sell fast for Zoe's Place Ball

The Kings and Queens theme of this year’s Zoe’s Place Ball is proving to be a hit as Royal fever grips Britain.

As plans take shape for the Royal Wedding, the Zoe’s Place Ball , which is being held on the eve of Prince Harry’s and Meghan Markle’s wedding, is fast shaping up to be Coventry’s go-to event of 2018.

Tickets are selling out fast with more than 350 guests lined up so far, including former ITV and Sky Sports presenter Gary Newbon, Coventry’s very own Olympic Gold medalist David Moorcroft OBE together with other local dignitaries and business representatives. Zoe’s Place is also delighted to welcome headline sponsor Triton for the first time this year.

Although there is still three months to go before the big day, there are only five tables remaining. Set to be a truly Royal affair, the ball is taking place in the glittering surroundings of Coombe Abbey which has its own Royal history having once been home to Princess Elizabeth, daughter of King James 1.

This will be the third year that the Zoe’s Place Business Group has organised this spectacular event which in the past two years has raised a staggering £130,000 for the Coventry baby hospice and it is hoped that 2018 will hit a new record.

Once again Free Radio’s JD will compere the event and after a banquet fit for a king, guests will be entertained by Coventry band the Kicks.

Every penny raised on the night will go to Zoë’s Place annual running costs of £1.3 million per year.

Peter Jarvis, Managing Director of Warwick based Contechs and Chairman of the Zoë’s Place Business Group commented:

“We are delighted with the level of support we have received so far for this year’s Ball and we are hoping that with the sale of the six remaining tables this year will be another record.

“ Zoe’s Place is one of those charities which touches the hearts of all those who become involved. However, when you take into account that it costs over £215,000 to care for just one child per year it demonstrates how essential the fundraising effort is to the charity.

“ Zoë’s Place plays an incredibly important role in our local community providing a lifeline to both the children it cares for as well as the 36 families it currently supports. Events such as the ball give everyone a great opportunity to find out more about this fantastic charity and to learn how they can get involved, but also have fun at the same time.”

Muna Chauhan, Corporate Fundraising Manager at the hospice commented:

“The ball has proved to be a fantastic fundraiser for Zoe’s Place and the fact that it is on the eve of the Royal Wedding makes it even more exciting.

“We are also thrilled to welcome Triton this year as Headline Sponsor and thank them sincerely for their generosity so far.”

Tina Simpson, Marketing Director at Triton, commented:

“We are extremely proud to support Zoë’s Place as the main sponsor for its upcoming Kings and Queens Ball. Compassion is at the heart of hospice which provides an invaluable haven for children facing some very challenging situations and a much-needed respite for their families. As there’s no cost to the families who visit, continuous fundraising is vital.

“Triton has already raised thousands of pounds thanks to the generosity of our fantastic factory and head office employees in Nuneaton . We’ve also got many more activities planned for the year ahead, including a grand raffle to win places at the Triton Gala Ball table. The event will be a great opportunity to celebrate the hospice and I can’t wait to share the evening with members of ‘Team Triton’ too!”

The Kings and Queens event takes place on Friday, May 18. Individual tickets for the event are priced at £60. There are also Gold, Platinum and Diamond packages available for tables of 10 at £600, £900 and £1,200. Sponsorship packages are also available at £1,500.

To book tickets, or to find out more about how to support Zoe’s Place , contact the hospice on events@zoes-place.org.uk or call 024 7636 1675.

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