The 2016 Round Table Ball at the spectacular Broadfield Court near Leominster on 2nd July was the culmination of nearly 12 months hard work by the Hereford Club.
This years ‘A Midsummer Nights Ball’ was a celebration of all things Shakespeare. On a balmy Saturday evening over 150 guests enjoyed champagne on the lawn, whilst being treated to period music performed by The Kings Waits, and a performance of scenes from A Midsummer Night’s Dream by members of the Courtyard’s Youth Theatre Group. Guests then enjoyed a beautiful three course meal prepared by Christine’s Catering, cocktails and drinks from Charlie’s Bar and entertainment from the brilliant Four on the Floor. One lucky guest will also have won a diamond worth £1,000 thanks to our friends at Pleasance & Harper in Hereford.
“We have raised over £6,000 for local charitable causes which was made possible through the generosity of our invited guests and local businesses who donated an array of auction prizes” commented Andy Banks Chairman of Hereford Round Table. “ My thanks go out to all of those people who have supported us”
“The atmosphere throughout the evening was fantastic and guests danced into the early hours of Sunday morning. I would like to thank Alex and Mark for allowing us to use the beautiful Broadfield Court as our venue, and Gina Melville who co-ordinated the event. I would also like to thank all of the Round Table members in the Hereford Club who worked tirelessly to ensure everyone had an evening to remember.” Andy continued to say.
The culmination of the evening was the auction, which included such treats as a Mini for a weekend, a holiday cottage in Wales and a day at Chepstow races. The highlight however was the competition between bidders to own two giant plastic cows, which raised £1,400! Overall the auction raised over £5,000 and the money will be donated to local charities and good causes.
The members of Hereford Round Table come from all walks of life and join for a variety of reasons – perhaps as a gateway to relaxation and to enjoyment, or as a way of participating in the local community. It is, of course, an ideal way for those who have moved into the area to find new friends of a similar age.
Membership of Round Table helps to create confidence and character. The individual learns quickly to mix and ‘have-a-go’ at helping to organise and run meetings and events. The organisation is run by and for Tablers as a hobby. If you are interested in joining us visit www.herefordroundtable.co.uk to find out more.
Photos kindly supplied by Richard Weaver.
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