Local charity brings magical land of storytelling to Enchanted Forest Ball

23/02/2024
The Big Kids Ball is the charity’s biggest fundraiser of the year, raising money for local children in need

ABERDEEN based children’s charity, Befriend a Child, has announced the return of their annual Big Kids Ball for 2024, on May 17th at The Chester Hotel.

This year guests will be immersed in a world of magic and storytelling with their Enchanted Forest-themed evening.

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Those who attend will be welcomed by the Befriend a Child team and treated to welcome drinks, games and entertainment before enjoying a delicious 3-course and learning more about the work the charity does across Aberdeen city and shire. The night is set to have a few fun surprises and music from local band, Silver City Soul Review who will keep the party going late into the night!

Sarah Misra, CEO at Befriend a Child said: “You are guaranteed a fantastic night at our Big Kids Ball and this year is no exception. We really take pride in our themes, décor and entertainment at our fundraising Balls, and we can’t wait to welcome everyone on the 17th of May, it’s set to be a wonderful night”.

The charity, which provides befriending and mentoring programmes, group activities and family support for disadvantaged children, recently confirmed that Civil Engineering Contractors, W M Donald, will be the headline sponsor of the Ball for a third year running.

Elaine Donald, Director at W M Donald said: “We are delighted to be headline sponsor for the third year running at Befriend a Childs charity ball. We are looking forward to another great evening and raising as much money as possible.”

Tickets are on sale for £100 per person, or £1000 for a table of 10, with all proceeds going towards Befriend a Child’s vital support services in Aberdeen City and Shire.

The money raised from the event in previous years has hugely benefitted the charity’s programmes and projects, raising thousands of pounds to support local children living in challenging circumstances.

Every year, the charity supports over 244 children and young people, aged 5-16, who are navigating difficult life circumstances, including poverty, abuse and neglect, and poor mental health.

Befriend a Child match children with trained volunteer befrienders/mentors who act as positive adult role models showing children more of what life has to offer and giving them the best chance in life to thrive. The charity also runs Youth Clubs in Northfield and a Family Support service, providing emotional support and delivering packages with essential items to struggling families.

If you would like further information on Befriend a Child’s Enchanted Forest Ball or if you would like to purchase tickets, visit their website at https://www.befriendachild.org.uk/Event/befriend-a-childs-enchanted-forest-ball

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