Clifton Charity Ball Raises £10,000 for NSPCC

Clifton Charity Ball Raises £10,000 for NSPCC - 09 June 2016

Clifton Charity Ball Raises £10,000 for NSPCC - 09 June 2016

On a warm May evening (after two days of celebrating our pupils' achievements at the annual Commemoration Days) more than 500 sixth formers, parents and guests enjoyed a delicious Indian banquet, followed by a Bollywood dancing display, before partying the night away to a live band.

The 2016 Commemoration Ball was a colourful affair due to the Bollywood theme with many guests taking the opportunity to dress in traditional Indian attire.

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Proceeds from The Ball raised money for charity, and the Head Master Dr Tim Greene was delighted to hand over a cheque of £10,000 to Caroline Morgan of the NSPCC.

IMG_2027The NSPCC is steeped in the history of Bristol, having had a presence in the City for nearly 130 years. The Reverend Benjamin Waugh, founder of the NSPCC, spoke at the first Branch meeting of supporters held in Clifton College on 6 April 1887, initiating the first wave of local supporters.

2016 is a big year for ChildLine. For 30 years, ChildLine has been a place for children in a range of difficult circumstances to turn to. Talking to ChildLine can be the first step that gets a child’s life back on track, and they have helped more than 4 million children since their launch in 1986.

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We are indebted to our sponsors for the evening Veale Wasbrough Vizards, J B Drax Honore, Smith & Williamson, Cliftons estate agents and Berkeley Place.

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