On Saturday (11 March), the Friends of Bede's Prep School in Eastbourne, held their biennial Spring Ball.
This year, the Friends have been supporting The Early Birth Association, which is a charity supporting the families of premature babies in special care units, in Sussex. The ball marks the end of the fundraising year and it certainly ended it on a high.
The event took place at Blackstock Country Estate, including a fabulous three course formal dinner and dancing. The evening started with 'Heads and Tails', a raffle and silent auction to follow. There were some fantastic auction lots on offer, presented by Bede’s hosts Neil Lenham and Nick Muston, including dinner at The Ivy, an England rugby package, a helicopter tour, including lunch, and Donmar Warehouse Theatre tickets, to name a few.
The generosity of both the prize donors and bidders was overwhelming and Bede’s Prep were delighted to present the charity with a cheque for £13,000. This event simply could not have taken place without the passionate, committed and enthusiastic members of the Friends of Bede’s Prep committee.