Tickets available: Help Huntingdonshire's hospital and have a ball

TICKETS are still available for The Hunts Post New Life Appeal charity ball aimed at raising thousands of pounds to support newborn babies in Huntingdon. The black-tie event is being held at the Burgess Hall in St Ives on Friday, March 6. It is in aid of

TICKETS are still available for The Hunts Post New Life Appeal charity ball aimed at raising thousands of pounds to support newborn babies in Huntingdon.

The black-tie event is being held at the Burgess Hall in St Ives on Friday, March 6. It is in aid of Hinchingbrooke Hospital's Maternity Unit and Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU).

Guests will be greeted with a champagne reception at 7.15pm followed by a six-course dinner starting at 8pm and later a tombola, auction and live music.

The charity auction will include exclusive gifts that cannot be purchased anywhere else. Lots will include a trip to the Le Mans series at Silverstone as a special guest of Lola Cars.

Performing on the night is 21-year-old, singer/songwriter, Katrina Polfrey from Offord D'Arcy. Miss Polfrey's debut album, Believe, was recorded at London's Shepherds Bush Studios and is due out next month.

The former Hinchingbrooke School pupil has been singing since the age of 18 and has a number of tracks available to download from itunes. She has performed at many events including Woburn Oyster Festival, St Ives Christmas lights switch-on, Horwood House in Milton Keynes and a music event in Whittlesey.

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Her set will feature up to 12 tracks including pop covers but also some original numbers from her debut album. Her favourite tracks to perform include True Colours by Phil Collins and Mercy by Duffy.

Miss Polfrey who works in the Witness Protection Team for the Crown Prosecution Service, aid: "I'm taking part in this charity because I think it is a really worthwhile cause. I was born at Hinchingbrooke Hospital and although I was lucky enough not to have to go into SCBU, I know people who were looked after there and whose lives depended on the dedicated staff. They are truly amazing people and deserve our support."

Music will also be provided by The Senators swing band.

Andy Veale, editor of The Hunts Post, said: "Times are tough in parts of the economy at the moment but this ball will be a good chance to pull together as a community and raise some funds for our much-loved hospital."

The event is being supported by Stagecoach and MS Lynch Consultancy but sponsorship opportunities are still available.

INFORMATION: Tickets cost �40 from The Hunts Post on 01480 411481. Discounts are available for a table of 10. To request an information pack on how you can get involved with sponsorship or to donate an auction prize phone The Hunts Post marketing executive, Kirsty Mackenzie on 01480 443417.

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