At Hollywood Nights Ball & Awards Ceremony for Headway Somerset at Somerset Cricket Ground Friday 21
PUBLISHED: 13:57 24 June 2010 | UPDATED: 17:14 20 February 2013
Headway's Hollywood Nights Ball gets and Oscar
The Patron of Headway Somerset, actress Sarah Parish and her actor husband James Murray joined 135 guests at Headway Somersets Hollywood Nights Ball and Awards Ceremony at the wonderful new pavilion at Somerset Country Cricket Ground on Friday 21st May.On a warm and sunny evening, the event commenced with a pink bubbly reception in the stunning Long Room, followed by a four-course dinner downstairs in the County Room.
At 9pm Sarah presented 5 Oscar style Awards. This was the inaugural year of the Awards created to recognise the achievements of people with brain injuries whose determination and courage stand as a shining example to us all. In addition, two awards were given to recognise those within the community who have made an exceptional contribution to support Headways work.
Money was raised on the night with a raffle, charity auction and The Lanterns of Hope sponsored by each table. The lanterns were lit and set off across the sky at 11.30pm and was a really wonderful sight.
The whole evening was held together by our professional MC Jim Macleod MC who so kindly donated his services for free and of course Limited Edition the band which had everyone up and dancing the night away.
Final figures cannot be confirmed but we know that it has raised a minimum of 3,500 profit.
A special note of thanks to all those who donated prizes for the auction and the sponsors who generously contributed to the evening to help make it such a success: Clarke Willmott, Chalmers, Harris Fowler, RBS, West Country Case Management, Business Network South West, Portrayal Print and Old Square Chambers.
Achiever of the Year: Michael Reeve from Bridgwater
Learner of the Year: Stuart Berry from Yeovil
Volunteer of the Year: Anne McElroy from Henton
Fundraiser of the Year; Jack & Gills Glastonbury Stewards Team
Corporate Fundraiser of the Year: Westland Classic Motorcycle Club
Headway Somerset is an independent charity, affiliated to Headway UK, which provides social and cognitive rehabilitation foradults with brain injury and support for their families throughthe charity's threeHeadway Houses and Outreach Service. For more information visit headwaysomerset.org.uk