FENSTANTON-based Dairy Crest has become the latest business to support a ­fundraising ball in aid of the special care baby unit at Hinchingbrooke Hospital.

FENSTANTON-based Dairy Crest has become the latest business to support a ­fundraising ball in aid of the special care baby unit at Hinchingbrooke Hospital.

The firm is sponsoring the ball, which is in aid of The Hunts Post’s New Life Appeal, and joins the Marriott Hotel, in Huntingdon, Solopress, Dreamdrops on a long list of firms and groups backing the event.

The ball will take place at the Marriott Hotel on April 2 – it was moved from Cambridge Golf and Conference Centre, in Hemingford Abbots, to allow more people to attend.

The event is being organised by Teresa Hicks, whose twins were born prematurely and were cared for at the unit.

She said she had been overwhelmed by the response to the ball so far, and was delighted with the financial support from Dairy Crest.

Teresa said: “Dairy Crest has been fantastic with its support for the ball and will allow us to donate even more money to the special care baby unit at Hinchingbrooke Hospital.

“I cannot thank them – and all of the other businesses that have helped – enough for their support.”

Funds raised by the event will go towards The Hunts Post New Life Appeal, which is buying equipment to support the care of babies treated at the unit at the Huntingdon Hospital.

Tickets cost £35, and the evening will include a three-course meal and entertainment from the band Charlie & the Funk Factory.

There will also be the chance to win prizes in the raffle and take part in an auction.

Cash and cheques (payable to Hinchingbrooke Charity and marked on the back: New Life Appeal) are accepted by The Hunts Post, at 30 High Street, Huntingdon PE29 3TB. Please mark your envelope with ‘SCBU Ball’ and do not post cash.

INFORMATION: If you can offer sponsorship or raffle prizes, please e-mail Teresa Hicks at scbuball@hotmail.co.uk or The Hunts Post at editor@huntspost.co.uk