St Michael & All Angels Church in Bedford Park held one of its legendary, glamorous, black-tie, fund-raising Balls at Chiswick Town Hall on Saturday September 25th.
These fabulous occasions come round once every few years, and are not to be missed! It raised money for St Michael's latest worthwhile project - to install a new organ and build two new Vestry Rooms.
There were Butterfly Ball Auctions - Live and Silent. To see the full list of fabulous prizes click here. Thank you to all those who gave so generously, and also to our sponsors:
'Purple Emperor', main sponsor - band and food - Savills
'Red Admiral' sponsor - decorations - Chesterton Humberts
'Peacock' sponsor - champagne reception - Edward D'Arc
Balloon Race sponsor - Fletchers
There are more details below, and you can remind yourself what a great evening was had at the Venetian Masked Ball in September 2007 (right and below) and the Michaelmas Ball in 2005 (above).
Date: Saturday 25 September 2010
Venue: Chiswick Town Hall
Tickets: £75.00 per head (£750 for a table of 10), included:
Profits will help us start the official fund-raising for St Michael & All Angels’ next project, redeveloping the dilapidated vestry and building a new organ.
St Michael & All Angels in Bedford Park is known to everyone in the area, whether church-goers or not, for its vibrant contribution to local community life and as a hub for the arts in Bedford Park. We need more space to meet all the demands of the community and the church and we also need to replace our organ which is on its last legs. We are planning to redevelop our vestry to create two levels of space, as we did so successfully with our Parish Hall, and to have a new organ which will immeasurably improve the sound for worship and musical performances in the church. A better organ will attract better musicians for concerts and recitals.
Thank you to everyone involved in the Venetian Masked Ball, which was
a terrific success. Everyone looked wonderful, in their masks and finery, and had a great time. We also raised no less than £33,000 for St Michael's repair and repainting fund, taking us close to paying off all the outstanding loans.
Particular thanks to the organising committee, under Margaret Bailey and Sue Ouseley; Alan Trigle and his team who cooked the four-course dinner; Sara Gronmark, who turned Chiswick Town Hall into Venice; the band, Charlie and the Funk Factory; and Lynette Royle, who organised the auctions.
Thanks too to those who so generously donated - and bid for - the magnificent prizes.
Our thanks to the evening's major sponsor, Savills, and to the other sponsors, Fletchers, Bang & Olufsen, Mercedes, Faron Sutaria and Monarch Cars.