A leading estate agent in Wales is to hold a charity ball on June 30th that it hopes will raise £6,000 for children’s charity Magic Moments, but which it needs to sell more tickets for to hit its target.
Darlows, which has ten branches across Cardiff and South Wales, has sold tickets worth £2,500 so far but is asking other agents in the area and beyond to come along to the event at The Village Hotel in Coryton, Cardiff.
Tickets are £40 each and include red carpet entry, a three-course meal plus the hotel is to donate 10% of its bar takings to the charity.
A raffle will also take place with prizes donated by several local conveyancing and home loans companies including Convey Law, Spicketts Battrick and Just Mortgages.
Magic Moments supports 12 children’s hospices and also organises annual trips to Disneyland in Paris for the families of those with very ill children, or those who have been recently bereaved.
£1 million raised
The charity was set up in 1998 by Alick Smith, the then chairman of Darlows’ parent company Spicerhaart with his wife with Val and since then it has raised over £1 million.
“I can’t begin to describe the difference this charity makes to children who may have very little time left to live and also to their families, who can continue to receive support even after having lost a child,” says organiser Gareth Brackin, one of Darlows’ regional partners (left).
“All the community has pulled together to help these children and their families, some of whom will be attending the event as guests.
“We have already trebled what we thought we would achieve and the ball hasn’t taken place yet, so we are on target to raise around £6,000.”
To buy tickets, email Lisa Haycock at Darlows.