Charity ball sells out in ten days

By Ross Findon

Wednesday, January 22, 2014


Charity ball sells out in ten days

The Prince and Princess Ball has been organised to help children on the Isle of Wight.

A CHARITY ball, raising money to help Isle of Wight youngsters, has sold out in just ten days.

Prince and Princess Ball organiser Michaela White said she was amazed by the response, after all 300 tickets were sold.

The ball, to be held at Newclose County Cricket Ground on Saturday, April 26, from 7pm, will raise money for the children's charity campaigns KissyPuppy, Sophie Rolf's fund, Chelsea's Wishes, Finley Morris' fund, the Help Gracie-May Walk campaign and the Katie Baxter Bed fund.

Michaela said: "You sit there and think, I believe in these charities and I hope everyone else does. I think the proof has been in the pudding, the support has been fantastic.

"Now the hard work starts trying to organise everything for the night."

People can still support the event, through sponsorship or by donating auction lots.

Anyone who would like to help can contact Michaela by e-mail at or call 01983 812178


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by Keven Ball

23rd January 2014, at 17:20:58

Great news I am glad people are backing charity and wish the event all tge very best.

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by Mike Crowe

22nd January 2014, at 19:34:09


Just a simple.


I wonder what your critics have done for somebody else.

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by Michaela White

22nd January 2014, at 17:02:41

In experience no, people prefer to give their money to specific local causes that they feel passionate about and where they can see exactly where the money is going. Businesses are also more willing to support specific campaigns that just watching their donations go into an ever increasing pot of money which makes no difference.

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by neil jacks

22nd January 2014, at 15:31:46

Mr rolingsworth. It is a good idea in theory but from experience, i can tell you that it doesn't, in my opinion, work too well in practice.

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by T Rollingsworth

22nd January 2014, at 12:58:49

Wouldn't it be more beneficial for all these local island charities to become one charity that distributes it's money evenly across its causes?

Not to mention that most people would rather give to one combined charity than give to one and forget about the others.

by IWCP Online

22nd January 2014, at 12:31:20

Thanks Michaela, we've amended the story. Sorry about the error. Ross Findon (web editor).

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by Michaela White

22nd January 2014, at 11:35:32

Telephone is 812 178 :)

Any views or opinions presented in the comments above are solely those of the author and do not represent those of the Isle of Wight County Press.

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