Cornwall Samaritans 50th Anniversary Ball and Grand Auction
A Cornwall-wide charity is appealing for help with a significant event to raise funds for its life-saving and life-changing services.
The Samaritans of Cornwall at Truro is to hold an Anniversary Ball and Charity Auction on Saturday 11th November at the Eden Project.
The charity is appealing for experiences and items to make its Grand Charity Auction a success at the event, in return for a mention in the programme and thanks on the night, as well as social media mentions in the lead up.
The event is anticipating 230 guests, which include: Patrons, Rick and Sara Stein; the Bishop of Truro, the Right Reverend Hugh Nelson; Cllr. Sam Rabey, Deputy Mayor of Truro; and Tim Owen of ‘3 Dads Walking’.
Sue Wilkins, Director of Cornwall Samaritans explains the significance of the event saying:
“Samaritans of Cornwall is an independent charity, run completely by volunteers – including my role as Director. Although receiving administrative support from Samaritans national head office, we do not receive any funding from the central charity. So it is vital that we fundraise locally to ensure our charity continues to deliver its services here in Cornwall.”
Sue continued: “Cornwall Samaritans achieved its 50th anniversary during 2019. The COVID pandemic meant we could not hold a gathering to mark the occasion, but it happens that it is now 75 years since the UK charity itself was established. To mark both occasions, celebrate the wonderful achievements of our hundreds of volunteers, and raise much needed funds we are organising our Ball and Auction with some tickets still available. We now need auction prizes to make the event a success.”
As well as the Grand Charity Auction, after a sumptuous three course meal, guests will be addressed first by Rick Stein and then Tim Owen, one of the ‘3 Dads Walking’. Followed by live swing music from Jessica and the Rabbits.
To donate to the auction or purchase tickets, please contact Samaritans of Cornwall at Truro.