Fundraising charity ball: Tickets on sale for Rotherham Hospice event – glam up & step back into the Jazz Age

Get set for a night of glitz and glamour reviving the style of the Roaring ‘20s. With speakeasy cocktails, live bands, photo booths this promises to be a dinner date to remember – and you’ll be raising money for a very good cause.

Book your place and save the date for Rotherham Hospice’s inaugural Charity Ball at Magna Science Museum on September 28, and get set for the ‘cats meow’ – that’s 1920s slang for the ‘bees knees’ - event of the year.

Headliners The Overtones will create the perfect musical ambiance for this themed event where guests are encouraged to dress to impress.

Think The Great Gatsby, Peaky Blinders, The Jazz Singer or Bugsy Malone – a world of prosperity and prohibition, gangsters and molls, pin-striped suits and spats for the boys and flapper dresses, pearls and sequins for the girls.

And you’re invited. This very special event will take place at the Magna Science Museum and tickets are on sale now for individual places and full tables – or you could take a sponsor package or donate a prize for the auction or raffles. Book here.

Mat Cottle-Shaw, CEO of Rotherham Hospice said; “We are so excited to be holding this inaugural Ball to raise vital funds for Rotherham Hospice. This event will be an amazing opportunity to recognise the lives we have touched with our care and to celebrate the continuing support from our community. We can’t wait to see the people of Rotherham gather together for such a memorable night.”

Welcome to the speakeasy

On the night itself the Magna Science Museum will be transformed into a speakeasy – a secret Art Deco style nightclub. You’ll be welcomed with a drink from the speakeasy, which will serve also serve a special Rotherham Hospice cocktail!

There’ll be a chance to enjoy the photo booth - again in keeping with the Jazz style – and check out the prizes for the silent auction and other raffles. Card machines can be used so don’t forget your plastic!

Suitable sounds will be supplied by the sultry saxophone and purring piano of the Paul Pashley band, to get you in the mood and then you’ll be treated to the harmonising vocals of the fabulous headline act of the night, the Overtones, a multi-platinum record selling vocal harmony group who don’t just sound authentic but look the part too!

A mouthwatering three course meal will be served before the grand auction begins and the night will finish with more from the Paul Pashley band.

Sponsorship Packages

The Platinum sponsor for the event is Eden Washroom & Hygiene Services, but there are Gold and Silver sponsorship packages available which include meet and greets with the headline band the Overtones. For sponsorship packages click here.

Jessica Annakin, Director at Eden Washroom & Hygiene said: “We're just super happy to play a part in supporting the people doing amazing things at the Hospice. They really do make a huge difference to people's lives on a daily basis."

Help the Hospice

The ball is a celebration of the Hospice’s supporters and the work that they do in the community. But whilst the evening will be full of glitz and glamour it will be raising money for a much less glamorous but desperately-needed service.

Rotherham Hospice has been going for 27 years, and not only provides 14 in-patient beds for those battling terminal illness, but also works tirelessly in the community supporting cancer patients and their families.

It’s a little-known fact that hospices receive no Government funding and rely entirely on donations, and with the Hospice costs running into several millions of pounds every year it’s a never-ending task to raise funds to keep this vital service going.

Last year Rotherham Hospice cared for 475 people on their InPatient Unit, made 9,316 home visits in the Community, supported loved ones in 1,161 counselling sessions and helped 360 Children in their Sunbeams Children's Bereavement Group.

The Hospice not only provides nursing care, pain management and end of life care, but also a range of therapies for patients including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, hair and beauty treatments, and support for families caring for loved ones.

It gives families a much-needed break from caring responsibilities, when it is most needed, so that they can become the friend, relative or loving partner that they are – rather than a full-time carer.

They also work in the heart of the community with the Hospice at Home Service, supporting people like Sue, whose mum Celia was a fiercely independent woman who did not want to accept care when she was diagnosed with cancer. But with the right empathetic and professional approach the Hospice helped both the family and Celia when it mattered most, and the Hospice at Home team were able to ensure Celia’s wishes to die at home were fulfilled with a unique and dignified care plan.

Sue said the family could not have done it without them.

“I had no idea this wasn’t provided in other parts of the country,” she said. “We feel incredibly grateful to live in an area where we can access a Hospice at Home service.”

The Hospice also offers bereavement counselling to adults and to children through its Sunbeam service. All of which has to be paid for through fundraising.

Every penny will help this vital service. Tickets cost just £55 per person or you could reserve a table for 10 for £500.

To book, click here.