Rosemary and I would be delighted if you could join us at a charity ball next spring. We wanted to give you lots of notice!
The event is being organized by the Knights of Malta. We went to their ball last year and it was a great success: well organized, a nice mix of reeling and disco, a nice mix of old and young people, a nice mix of Edinburgh and London, town and country.
The ball will raise money for two good causes:
The first is the International Disabled Camp 2018, a camp for disabled children, supporting both the volunteers and the young people they are caring for, both of whom will come from all parts of Europe to spend a week in the UK in 2018. Think of Lourdes in Hampshire – but with more adventurous activities laid on!
The second is closer to home, namely Dial a Journey – this is based in Stirling and covers not only Stirling but also Falkirk and Clackmannanshire. It provides door to door transport services to those who have mobility problems and cannot access public transport.
Some details for you: the date is Saturday 25 March, the venue is the Hub, i.e. at the top of the Royal Mile, and the tickets will cost £90 a person. There is a plentiful range of raffles and auctions for wallets and purses of all sizes. The dress code is Black Tie (other options are described on the web site).
Would you be free to join us on March 25th? If you need more information then please call us or look on this ticketing web site.
Incidentally, if you have anything you could offer for auction/raffle prizes (holiday villa, case of wine, day’s shooting/fishing, etc, etc) we are sure the committee (Andrew co-opted this year) would be happy to hear from you.
We do hope you can join us. If anyone comes from a distance from Edinburgh, we will endeavour to put them up. We would be grateful if you could respond letting us know whether you are interested in principle, without necessarily committing yourselves now. If you are NOT interested, we will promise not to bother you further! We look forward to hearing from you.
With all good wishes
Andrew and Rosemary Milligan