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Dance the night away for hospital ward

As the autumn leaves begin to fall it’s time to put on your dancing shoes for a night of fundraising fun.

Staff at Scunthorpe hospital are hosting an Autumn ball to raise money for the Health Tree Foundation, the official charity for the Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust.

The ward 28 team are organising the event to raise funds to pay for a new relatives’ room on the ward.

Deputy ward charge nurse Michael Searby is heading up the event with staff nurse Rachael Alldridge and Katie Goodhand.

Michael said: “At the minute we have to break bad news to patients in the day room or in our staff room, there are always people coming in and out and it can be quite distressing.

“Relatives are going through a difficult time and it’s important for us to have a place where we can give them the news with some privacy.”

The money raised will be used to buy sofas, pictures, a coffee table and other soft furnishings.

The event will be held at Saturday October 22, 2016 at Forest Pines Hotel and the team are expecting guests to dust down their poshest frocks and suits for the occasion.

There will be a live band, magic mirror and a raffle with prizes from Debenhams, The Deep, Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Liverpool Football Club, Scunthorpe United Football Club, Tesco, Beverley Racecourse, Zeera Spice Lounge and NYC Bar and Grill.

Greenwoods menswear in Scunthorpe are offering 15% off tuxedo hire for all guests attending the ball. Ladies can also get a 10% discount on dresses from Suzannes Bridal Shop in Scunthorpe when you take your ticket in for the ball.

They have already sold 80 tickets but need to sell 200 tickets in order to raise enough money for the ward. Tickets cost £35 each and include a three course meal as well as live entertainment. To buy tickets ring Michael Searby on 07581 006798 or Rachael Alldridge on 07508 056574. Tickets can be sold in tables of 10 for £350 or £35 per person.

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