Strictly Ball Success!

This year’s Foodbank Ball - themed around Strictly Come Dancing - was a huge success, raising over £3,000 towards the running of Swindon Foodbank! 

The function room at the Hilton Hotel was a wonderful venue for the Ball, which saw 135 people dressed in their finest gathering together for a fantastic evening hosted by Howard Taylor of Heart FM. After a sumptuous four-course meal everyone was encouraged onto the dance floor for a lesson in the Cha Cha Cha from Anne of Pawlan Dance. In a few cases it may have looked a little like bumper cars, but there was certainly some emerging dance talent on show. 

Once we’d learnt our steps there was plenty of time to dance the night away to the music of Boulevard Swing, providing live music all evening. And for those wanting a special memento to remember the evening Martin Bennett Photography were on hand to capture some great photos, generously giving a commission to Swindon Foodbank from all photos sold on the night. 

The Ball received amazing support both from local companies and some further afield, many donating excellent prizes for the Silent Auction and the Prize Draw which between them, through the generosity of the Ball guests, raised nearly £1,600! We’d like to say a huge thank you to them all for helping making the Ball a real success. 

During the evening we were delighted to be able to premiere a short promotional film for Swindon Foodbank, created by Dan Lane. The film captures the heart of Foodbank’s vision and work, and was a great way to ensure that the evening was a celebration of the amazing work which Foodbank is continually doing in Swindon to help people in crisis. We’re very grateful to Dan for this film, which we can now use in speaking engagements in order to promote Swindon Foodbank. 

Such a wonderful night can only be followed up in one way - with plans for next year’s! So if you missed out this year, keep Friday 4th March 2011 clear in your calendar and join us for the Foodbank Ball 2011!

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