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Hilton in the Community Foundation Ball 2009
|10 December 2009|
Every year the Foundation nominates a charity to receive 50% of the net funds raised on the night, with this year’s principal beneficiary being the Muir Maxwell Trust, a paediatric epilepsy charity. The money will be used to support the Trust’s purchase of epilepsy alarms to help families ensure that children are safe from dangerous night time seizures, with money for a staggering 414 epilepsy alarms raised from the event.
The remaining 50% of the fundraising will all be distributed to children’s charities that are supported through the Hilton in the Community Foundation’s year-round grant giving programme.
Over £80,000 was raised from the auction alone with three guests bidding £12,000 each for the chance to appear on stage with the Jersey Boys and to then join them for dinner at the Ivy. Ryan Molloy, who plays Frankie Valli, even offered to guarantee a kiss from each of the Jersey Boys, which may have helped to increase the bidding! Other prizes included a private cooking class with Marco Pierre White and a luxury holiday to Las Vegas.
The Foundation is hugely grateful to The Ability Group for its generous sponsorship.