Over 250 guests enjoyed a night of fun and sophistication and raised £31,500 for the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance at Beresfords’ charity gala ball at Braxted Park, Essex.
Sponsored by Lancaster and The Blue Group, guests enjoyed a gala dinner and charity auction hosted by BBC presenter, David Whitely. Guests had the chance to bid for high profile prizes, such as a ‘money can’t buy’ guided tour of the Bentley car factory, or a Maserati for the weekend and many other items.
Paul Beresford, Chairman, Beresfords Group, says, “We are so pleased with the outcome; we more than doubled the total raised last year and we are overwhelmed by the region’s kindness in offering such amazing prizes as well as the generosity of our guests. Beresfords is committed to supporting its local communities and by raising much-needed funds for the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance which is there for us all, and our loved ones, it is the ideal partnership.”
Jane Gurney, CEO of Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust, adds, “Each year we have to raise £6.5 million to continue offering our life-saving service. Thanks to the generous support from organisations such as Beresfords, we are able to keep our helicopters and experienced teams of doctors and paramedics operational.”