The Toy Box Glitter Ball
The 2012 KidsOut Ball provided a great evening of entertainment, fun and laughter whilst raising over £100,000 for KidsOut. Held at The Hilton on Park Lane the evening featured performances from the Earthlights Boogie Band and a very convincing Shirley Bassey impressionist. Guests were also treated a champagne reception on arrival and a four course dinner with wine.
Various games throughout the evening included speed bingo, higher and lower with both the silent and main auction also providing ways in which funds were raised. Prizes included two upper class return tickets with Virgin Airways to anywhere in the world and a seven night stay in a luxury cottage in Norfolk, alone raising over £5000 for KidsOut.
The KidsOut fundraising events provide a great opportunity for corporate entertainment, staff recognition as well as providing a good excuse for a great night out. The KidsOut Toy Box Ball will be taking place again next year, details will be confirmed soon and guests will be able to book tables here on the KidsOut website.
Funds raised at the Toy Box Ball will help KidsOut develop all of our national services further. Government statistics show that over 750,000 children witness domestic violence in the UK each year, through the Toy Box scheme KidsOut currently works with over 190 Women’s Aid Refuges, providing children with a box of brand new toys when they are rehoused as a result of domestic violence. This is just one way on which the funds raised will be utilised.
Thank you to everyone who attended and supported the event. Here are some photos from the evening that hopefully illustrate the great time that was had by all that attended.