Trust raises £10k at Harry’s Ball

09:00 05 January 2014

Harry Cunningham Trust founders Niki and Jamie Cunningham with their guests at the second annula Harry's Ball.

Harry Cunningham Trust founders Niki and Jamie Cunningham with their guests at the second annula Harry's Ball.

Archant

A Budleigh charity has raised £10,000 for neonatal causes by holding its second annual ball.

The Harry Cunningham Trust held the second Harry’s Ball at Exeter Chiefs’ Sandy Park ground, with 240 guests in attendance.

The charity was founded by Budleigh couple Niki and Jamie Cunningham, after the death of their newborn son Harry in 2012.

Having been welcomed with champagne and singing by Damian James, guests heard a talk by Niki about the charity’s plans for 2014, and saw its new promotional video.

Niki then handed out awards to some of the charity’s top supporters, before guests enjoyed a three-course meal, were entertained by street dance act Insomatics, and danced to music by Exeter band The New Heroes, with the evening hosted by toastmaster Nick Goodman.

Guests also enjoyed sweets provided by Traditional Candy Cart Co, and a Clicks N Pics photo booth.

Overall the evening raised £10,000 through various competitions, a raffle and a silent auction, more than tripling last year’s total of £3,000.

The evening was sponsored by 25 local businesses and all the guests left with a goodie bag.

Plans for the third Harry’s Ball are already underway, with tickets going on sale in July, and the charity will be giving first refusal to this year’s guests.

0 comments

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 18:32

The Budleigh Salterton Carnival Club fundraiser is fast approaching.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:42

East Devon District Council (EDDC) has agreed to increase its share of council tax.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:30

An amateur boxer from Budleigh Salterton has been cleared of breaking a Subway customer’s jaw after telling a jury he was acting in self-defence.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:00

The Exmouth Business Awards 2017 – celebrating the achievements of local businesses – is coming up at Exmouth’s Ocean on Friday, May 19. Here we look back at a previous award winner, honoured for its professional service...

Read more
Yesterday, 09:57

Police are keen to trace a road rage driver who allegedly assaulted an Exmouth teenager, grabbing him by the scruff of his neck as he walked home from school.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:31

Work on upgrading Exmouth Town Hall will begin next week.

Read more
Wed, 12:30

A woman from Exmouth has been shortlisted for a national award for her blog, Caron Cares.

Read more
Wed, 11:10

Exmouth’s new M&S Foodhall will open its doors next month, the retailer has said.

Read more
Wed, 10:00

A cancer charity is searching for volunteers in East Devon to help ‘isolated’ people suffering with the disease.

Read more
Tue, 18:00

With NASA set to present new findings on exoplants, we’re asking the people of Devon if they believe there is life out there. Take part in our poll here.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 7°C

min temp: 2°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications