Charity ball for children’s hospice

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A Doncaster house building firm raised more than £16,000 for a children’s hospice with a glittering charity ball.

The ball was the latest in a long line of fundraising events organised by Miller Homes for Martin House, a children’s hospice charity based in Yorkshire.

This year alone the company has raised £30,000 for the charity.

“Martin House is a truly amazing place and amazing charity and we are delighted to be able to help them with vital fundraising so that children and their families can enjoy a ‘home from home’ environment whilst they receive care,” commented Steve Birch, Area Managing Director Miller Homes North. “Our staff, mostly in their own time, have all really embraced the challenge with a host of events taking place including, Skydives, the notorious ‘Tough Mudder’, cross country cycle rides and culminating in a glittering black tie ball.”

The ball, which took place just last week at Leeds United’s Centenary Pavilion, was a massive success with over 500 people attending and enjoying auctions, live music, casino tables and comedian.

“Our charity ball was a fantastic night but most importantly we raised over £16,000 from the event alone,” said Neil Reaney event organiser and Customer Services Director Miller Homes Yorkshire. “Add this to our other fundraising which we have done between our 3 Miller North Regions, Yorkshire, North West and North East, and we have a total of over £32,000 for this amazing charity which we all hold close to our hearts now.

“It is sometimes easy to forget how lucky we are and take our precious children for granted as they go about their lives happy and well. Sadly, though there are others that are not so lucky and for whom Martin House provides support and care when they need it most. By doing these fun events we can make a really worthwhile contribution to their required funding.”