The Angel Eyes NI Glitter BallPosted: March 8, 2015
I’m not long in from a fantastic night.
Back in December, Angel Eyes NI set up a fundraising committee to help with funding the charity. One of the ideas we had thought of was to have a ball. Little did we know, we’d have it organised in just 2 months. Tonight was the night.
Tickets had to be purchased in advance, so a just giving page was set up. Tickets were £40 each, but that included a 3 course meal, plus entertainment and a disco.
It was to be held in the Stormont Pavillian, so everyone was looking fancy.
At about 7 o’clock, people started to arrive. We had a presecko reception, or orange juice for those of us who weren’t drinking. The room was decorated in Angel Eyes colours which are Blue and white. A lady from a company called The Balloon yard made balloons in the shape of the letters from Angel Eyes. There were also two big araches made out of balloons. All the seats were covered in blue seat covers and the tables were covered in blue table cloths. There were also centre pieces on the tables with blue streams of paper and lights. Some of the balloons had lights in them too i think.
Around 8 o’clock, we were all seated at our respective tables. Each guest was presented with a scrole with the mission and vision of Angel eyes, plus an Angel Eyes pin badge attached. The chair of Angel Eyes then got up to say a few words, along with another board member. After the speeches, the food was served.
We had vegetable soup for starters, followed by a main of Bief Briskit, with all the trimmings. Dessert was Eatin mess with ice cream. The whole meal was gorgious.
During the meal, raffle tickets were being sold, as there were some great raffle prizes which had been donated.
Between the main and dessert, there was a magician, along with Andrea Begley and a lady called Rosaleen Dempsey who sang for us. They were accompanied by the campaignes officer from the RNIB on guitar. They were all fantastic.
After the dessert, there was a coin toss compitition going on. Two bottles of alcohol were donated, and you had to ttthrow pound coins at it and whoevers was closest to the bottles won them. They had three minutes to do it in. To make it more fun, people taking part in the compitition had to wear simulation specs, which simulate different visual impairments.
Next up was an auction. 4 of the raffle prizes seemed too big to have as raffle prizes, so they were auctioned off. These were things like an overnight stay in the Salty Dog in Bangor, a fourball game of golf, a thing were you can go and get your colour chosen for your particular skin tone and such, and something else which i’ve forgotten.
It was the raffle next, which again, had some wonderful prizes, such as a multi cooker, a coupllle of ssssports watches, bottles of alcohol, vouchers, and many many more lovely things. I won a voucher for £25 for Marks and Spencers, which was pretty cool considdering i hardly win anything in a raffle lol.
As well as all that excitement, there was a photobooth going on where people could go and get their photo taken.
By the time the disco started, it was going on half 11, so i left then. I’m not even sure what time that finished at.
I would like to thank everyone who came along, and i can deffinetly see this becoming an anual event. Such a brilliant night with great craic and great company.
The only bad thing was Ushi’s paw getting stood on but apart from that, it was brilliant. It was great to see it all come together.
Fantastic work for a fantastic cause :).