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Belmayne ball nets thousands for charity

Guests take their seats for Belmayne's charity ball, held at the Crowne Plaza Royal Victoria in Sheffield.

A prestigious ball organised by Dronfield-based financial planners, Belmayne, has raised more than £12,000 for a quartet of small local charities.

Around 150 people attended the Belmayne Foundation charity ball, held at the Crowne Plaza Royal Victoria in Sheffield, resulting in a fundraising total of £12,284.

The event was fully funded by Belmayne, so all money raised from ticket sales and activities on the night benefits the firm’s annual charities. It will be split equally between Derbyshire Asbestos Support Team, Disability Awareness with Sport, Sheffield Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus and Sight Support Derbyshire.

Abigail Beaney, a fundraiser for Sight Support Derbyshire, said: “We want to thank everyone at Belmayne for their hard work. They raised such a fabulous amount of money and it was a really great evening. We really do appreciate everything they’ve done for our organisation.”

Highlights from the event included a raffle and live auction of prizes kindly donated by friends and colleagues of the firm. The top selling items were tickets to see England play New Zealand at Twickenham, which sold for £800 and a signed Sheffield United shirt that raised £450.

Ben Smalley, a partner at Belmayne, added: “We have been overwhelmed by the level of support we received for this year’s charity ball, both from the many people who attended and the firms and individuals who donated prizes. We hope everyone had as much fun as we did and we look forward to passing the fantastic amount of money raised onto our four nominated charities.”

The Belmayne Foundation was established to support small organisations focused on health and wellbeing and providing relief for those in need. The firm will continue to raise funds for its chosen charities throughout 2022.