Final preparations are underway for what is going to be a night to remember! The Beverley and District Chamber of
Trade Annual Ball is on Friday November 2nd at 7.30pm at the Memorial Hall, Lairgate, Beverley. Tickets are £25 each
- which includes a complementary drink on arrival, food, entertainment, raffle, a charity auction and lots of surprises!
Hosting the charity auction in aid of SSAFA will be Beverley FM’s Dave Fewster, with Chamber Chair Julian Minshall and
Event Manager Leanne Marshall as his glamorous assistants!
The lots for the auction are all items which cannot usually be picked up on the High Street - and which reflect the generous
nature of the donors in support of this essential charity. There is something for everyone to get excited about bidding on!
Lots include a Tiger Moth flight experience, framed Dam Busters posters, a framed Tower of London Poppy, a pleasure flight,
a trip to Auschwitz, Chloe Nugent artwork, a limited edition bottle of gin, a Lazy Spa, a signed New Zealand 7’s rugby shirt and more.
But the main lot is a bespoke memorial bench from Sherburn Forge which will be sited at Flemingate - Beverley’s newest,
most modern development is keen to reflect the history of Beverley and give thanks for the sacrifice of past generations. The De Lacy team is responsible for the design of the bench with Lee Cade and his team responsible for the interpretation and build with the winning bidder’s own dedication incorporated.
Raffle prizes include a P&O Mini Cruise for two and a special creation from White Rabbit Chocolatiers. The dress code is
‘Pimp Your Poppy’. Although the association between poppies and commemoration of the war dead predates the First World War, the connection was popularised by John McCrae’s WW1 poem ‘In Flanders Fields’, who was inspired to write it after conducting the burial service for an artillery officer who was killed in conflict.
It seems fitting that, as this year is the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1, the chosen held at the Memorial Hall, the theme of poppies ties in nicely. The organisers expect lots of creative outfits! There will be prizes for the best-dressed man and
Tickets are already selling fast. To make sure you are part of this special occasion contact
Leanne on 01482 861411 to book your tickets!