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Belmayne kicks charity ball into next year

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Ben Smalley (second left) with his fellow Belmayne Foundation partners.

Dronfield-based financial planners, Belmayne, are postponing their charity fundraising ball, due to take place at the end of this month, following the coronavirus lockdown.

The independent firm is determined to ensure the event goes ahead and has already committed to a new date – May 15, 2021.

The black-tie event will take place, as planned, at Sheffield’s Crowne Plaza Royal Victoria with all other details staying the same, including music provided by renowned local entertainer, Stephen Bayliss. Tickets for the forthcoming April date have been refunded and guests wishing to attend next year are being asked to rebook.

All money raised from ticket sales and at the event, which is fully funded by the chartered financial planners, will be donated to four local charities supported by the Belmayne Foundation. Because much of the firm’s planned fundraising has been curtailed by the current crisis, it has agreed to extend its partnership with this year’s organisations through 2021. They are: FareShare Yorkshire, Helen’s Trust, Nenna Kind Cancer Care and Pathways of Chesterfield.


Ben Smalley, Belmayne partner and charity trustee, said: “Given the current pandemic, we are postponing our event for 12 months. We received an excellent response to the ball and we hope local people will book tickets early for the new date, so they have something to look forward to next year. The additional planning time will, of course, enable us to make the event bigger and better.”

The Belmayne Foundation helps small organisations who support health and wellbeing and provide relief for those in need. Last year’s inaugural charity ball raised more than £8,600 and in total, £11,000 was donated to its 2019 charities.

Everyone is welcome to attend the 2021 event. Tickets cost £50 per head or £500 for a table of 10.

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