Welcome to Fergus’s Circus Charity Ball Booking Page!
Why are we hosting this charity ball?As you may be aware, we have been through an emotional year with our youngest son, Fergus. Our little star was born with Down’s Syndrome in February last year.
After a terrifying start to the year with six-day-old Fergus found unresponsive in his cot, we swiftly moved from emergency care at Pembury Hospital to a three-month stay at the Evelina London Children’s Hospital. Here, Fergus not only spent a fraught time in PICU (paediatric intensive care unit), but also underwent life-saving open-heart surgery at only five weeks old.
Without a doubt, our Fergus is here with us today, happy and thriving, due to the unrivalled dedication, compassion and support of the many, many individuals involved in his care. Throughout his illness, he would not have survived without the expertise of all these specialists and hospitals. We, his family have also been so unbelievably well supported and we would not have coped without the outstanding support provided by the hospitals and various charities mentioned.
All this amazing support for Fergus is ongoing. The steep learning curve for us as parents is continuing with Fergus’s Down’s Syndrome. Our increasing knowledge and growing confidence is only made possible thanks to the support from ECHO and the Down’s Syndrome family support organisations. Their involvement changes lives! One never knows how much you need these people until you are thrust into the situation – such worrying and frightening times – and these support networks are the people who get you through.
With these events fresh in our minds, we are hosting Fergus’s Circus Charity Ball to raise much needed funds for the organisations below that have been – and still are - involved in Fergus’s care. Fergus’s Circus Charity Ball is one small way for us to show our immense gratitude.
All proceeds from the evening will be donated to the following organisations:
- Down's Syndrome Association
- Evelina London Children's Hospital
- Evelina Children’s Heart Organisation (ECHO)
- South Thames Retrieval Service
- Ronald McDonald House Evelina
It promises to be a fun-filled evening with exciting circus-themed entertainment as well as a Live Auction, ranging from bottles of fine wine to a two-week stay in Florida.
When and where:
- Fergus’s Circus Charity Ball
- Saturday 23rd September, 2017
- Mercure Great Danes Hotel, Ashford Road, Hollingbourne, ME17 1RE
- Welcome Drinks Reception 7pm
- Carriages 1am
Dress code is Black Tie - Glamorous but Fun!
Mercure Great Danes Hotel is kindly offering overnight accommodation to our guests at a specially reduced rate of 15%. Please quote EVENT15B when making your booking.
Tickets:Tickets are £65 per person or £600 for a table of ten, including a drinks reception, followed by a delicious three-course meal with wine.
Great music and dancing is also on the menu! Please book your tickets below.
How and what to donate:We welcome all donations, whether financial, activity-based, services or auction items as they will help us support all the great charities mentioned above.
For financial donations, please visit Fergus’s JustGiving page.
If you would like to donate your services, exciting events or great items for our Live Auction, please contact Kelly Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01622 232 550. Your donations will also be displayed on our donations board at the ball.
Come and join us for a truly memorable evening of entertainment and fun for such a good cause. We look forward to seeing you there and welcome your generosity!
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