It was a night to remember for the 146 guests of Farleigh Hospice’s #LoveFarleigh Gala Ball at Chelmsford City Racecourse on Saturday 25th February. Thanks to the support of Hill & Abbott Solicitors, our sponsors of the evening, we raised £16,000!

The event was hosted as part of our #LoveFarleigh campaign which ran throughout February, and asked our supporters to help us “spread the love”. Attendees of the evening were treated to a four-course meal with table entertainment, raffles, casino, photo booth, live music, and a live auction which included a 6-day African Safari trip on the Zulu Nyala Game Reserve, and an authentic signed football from Chelsea Football Club.

The Farleigh charity is so important in the Chelmsford community.

In my experience you don’t need to talk to many people to find someone who has had a loved one, cared for by the Farleigh Hospice. 

The lovely people at Farleigh looked after one of our team only last year, so we have a very strong connection and are always happy to support any events that we can.

Kerry Huggins, Head of Litigation at Hill and Abbott

From everyone at Farleigh Hospice, we would like express our gratitude to everyone who made the night possible:

  • Our volunteers & Staff
  • Our sponsors, Hill & Abbott Solicitors
  • Our hosts, Chelmsford City Racecourse
  • Picture Perfect for providing our formal photography
  • Our harpist, Lynn Creasey
  • Halo Entertainment for providing our stilt walker
  • Our Toastmaster, Richard Palmer
  • Tiffany’s Balloons for providing our balloon centrepieces
  • Our magician, Trevor Cline
  • one for providing our photobooth
  • Rebecca Wrigglesworth, for her heart-warming speech
  • Jokers Wild for providing our casino
  • Our auctioneer, Barry Thackwray from Aston Barclay
  • Three Mile Hill for providing our musical entertainment
  • Everyone who donated decorations, raffle prizes, and items for our auction