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Charity ball at the Ricoh Arena expected to raise £175,000 for NSPCC

Coventry Editorial 21st Sep, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

THE TWELFTH annual Ball in Aid of the NSPCC is hoping to help raise a record-breaking £175,000 for the children’s charity.

The ball, which will take place at the Ricoh Arena this Friday (September 23), is hosted by the NSPCC Coventry and Warwickshire Business Board and organisers hope the event will help push this year’s annual fundraising total over £175,000.

Now in its twelfth year, the event has raised more than £1 million since it began and all funds raised go to help the running of Coventry’s Boole House which looks after vulnerable young people.

Les Ratcliffe, chair of the Coventry and Warwickshire Business Board, said more than 500 attendees would be helping push the fund raising effort.

He added: “The Ball In Aid Of The NSPCC is firmly established as one of the leading fund raising events in the region and we do get fantastic support from the business community.

“It will be an action-packed evening with masses of entertainment but also a very serious side which will underline the work of the NSPCC both nationally and in our particular area.

“Boole House does superb work in helping vulnerable children and we are proud to help it fulfil its vital role.

“Everyone who has bought a ticket or contributes on the night will be helping a very worthy cause.”

Previous Balls in Aid of the NSPCC have welcomed famous faces including Tony Hadley, Ruby Wax and Rory Bremner.