A hairdresser with a salon in East Hoathly hairdresser organised a ball to raise money for Sussex hospices.
Hairdresser Lisa Munn from the East Hoathly Village Hair Shop organised the Twilight Summer Ball with the help of friends. Pictured here from the right, they are: Sandra Pratt, Rachael Berry, Kathy Gore, (chair of East Sussex Hospices; ) Lisa Munn herself, Jo Dixon and Michele Wright.
Delighted partygoers enjoyed fine dining and great music, by the Big Kahuna Band, and opera singer, Sophie Gopsill at Saturday’s ball at the East Sussex National Hotel.
The event raised in excess of £15,000 with more still coming in day by day.
Lisa said: “I organised it in memory of my mum who died of cancer just two years ago. It was just something my heart led me into. I wanted to turn a tragedy into something positive. Everyone enjoyed it and I can’t believe we pulled it off. It’s an amazing amount of money and the hospices need all the help they can get.”
Two hundred and sixty guests attended. Co-organiser Rachael Berry told the Express: “It was a fabulous evening. We are all great friends of Lisa’s and she got in touch with us about the end of last year to see if we would help her set it all up.”
The auction attracted attention with items including a golf package, holiday accommodation, a BMW Z4 for the weekend, a Sussex County cricket bat, a spa package, garden furniture, golf at Fox Hill, a bespoke tailored shirt and vouchers for ‘12 mystery eateries’ such as The Grand, Eastbourne, The Grand, Brighton and Horsted Place.
Friends of Sussex Hospices’ chair Kathy Gore attended. The charity has raised more than £1-million to date.