We at Dreamwave Events like to grow by giving. When we were approached by Emma to sponsor her Easter Charity Ball at Stoke by Nayland Golf Club in aid of Colchester Hospital’s Neonatal Unit, we jumped at the chance to support such a worthy cause.
A bit of Back Ground for the Charity Event
Emma, the event host, wanted to raise funds as a thank you to the hospital for the amazing care her triplet daughters received a few years ago. The Easter Charity Event is also a thank you for the past and continued care given by hospital’s amazing doctors and nurses to families with ill or premature newborns.
All monies raised will be directed to improvement of the facilities. In particular, the unit wishes to purchase a state of the art incubator, where keeping the newborns warm will much improve their chances of survival.
What Part did we play in the Easter Charity Event?
We put our eggs in one basket to be the headline sponsor and we naturally wanted to play a bigger role in the proceedings. Giving is not just about making a donation, its about making a difference! We were keen to help make this event a success; for Emma and the hospital.
Of course, one of our Dreamwave DJ’s would be in the mix, smashing the party with classic tunes. But we also really wanted to make the venue striking with our stunning lighting and decor, creating the right atmosphere for such a hugely important charity event.
The photos speak a thousand words. I think the combination of everyone’s efforts blew the guests away. We supplied lighting (and lighting technician) in the way of an impressive backdrop behind the performance area, breathtaking hanging lamps and our DJ equipment to complete the room. The lighting decor was perfectly complemented by Fairy Lights and Festoons, along with embellished chair coverings with lemon sashes by Embellish Events to complete the look.
The whole evening has a real buzz about it. I think it has just the right balance of happenings, that there was something for everyone and all were entertained.
Order of Events:
Welcome Drinks and live music from Emilty Starling and Michael Groves
Speeches from Emma Blowers
Karen Moss (from Colchester Neonatal Unit)
A scrumptious Three course Dinner
Live Auction with prizes including a Newmarket Racecourse Music Night, Convertible BMW for the Weekend, Skippered Yacht for the Weekend and Tickets for Hammersmith Apollo with Plaza Hotel Voucher
Live Music by The Hot Shots
Raffle Draw of over 70 quality prizes
Dreamwave DJ until 1am
What was Raised?
All in all Emma raised in the region of £15000! What an awesome achievement! After speaking to Emma, she enjoyed organising this successful charity do so much, that she may aim to continue in these footsteps. I think the industry has definitely gained a winner!