Richmond Village Nantwich played host to a black tie benefit ball in aid of the ABF The Soldiers Charity on Saturday night.
75 guests enjoyed a night of entertainment at the Village and included the Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire David Briggs, local MP Edward Timpson and Deputy Mayor of Nantwich Graham Fenton together with Sales and Development Director of Richmond Villages. Paul Jackson.
A three course dinner was served whilst guests were serenaded by local DJ and Entertainer Chris Radford. Brigadier Rodney Walker, representing the local South Cheshire Branch of the ABF then went on to welcome everyone officially followed by The Lord Lieutenant, President of the South Cheshire Branch who explained that the ABF is facing unprecedented demands for help from the Army family and that £14 million a year will be needed to support this by 2015.
The evening continued with a charity auction with prizes including a signed Crewe Alex shirt, a meal at the Residence in Nantwich, a VIP visit to Nantwich Town Football club and a two hour radio show on Cat Radio. Even Paul Jackson’s handyman services were auctioned and raised £75!
Finally, the evening was rounded off with dancing until midnight to a jazz band.
Co-organiser Alison Harding remarked “We are delighted to have hosted this event on behalf of the ABF and hope that this will be start of a number of events to help raise awareness and funds for this wonderful charity.”
Sales and Development Director Paul Jackson added “RichmondVillagehas been established in Nantwich since 1993 and is all about helping to improve the quality of life in later years.
It was particularly fitting that we hosted this event which has helped raise money to help improve the quality of life for soldiers both now and in later life”.
Picture shows the Lord Lieutenant and his wife together with Brigadier Rodney Walker