St Cuthbert's Hospice Silver Knights' Ball, Lumley Castle in Chester-le-Street

PUBLISHED: 17:31 29 November 2010 | UPDATED: 18:14 20 February 2013

St Cuthbert’s Hospice Silver Knights’ Ball, Lumley Castle in Chester-le-Street

St Cuthbert’s Hospice Silver Knights’ Ball, Lumley Castle in Chester-le-Street

A dazzling charity ball has raised £8,000 for St Cuthbert's Hospice, Durham. Taking place at Lumley Castle in Chester-le-Street, the Silver Knights' Ball was attended by more than 100 guests.

A dazzling charity ball has raised 8,000 for St Cuthberts Hospice, Durham. Taking place at Lumley Castle in Chester-le-Street, the Silver Knights Ball was attended by more than 100 guests.


They were greeted in the castle courtyard to the sounds of traditional bagpiper Arthur Middleton, and George Hetherington provided musical accompaniment on the keyboard, before guests danced the night away.

A raffle and auction on the night raised 4,000. The auction was conducted by Keith Johnson of J.W. Wood, and the star prizes of the night included a box at Newcastle United Football Ground, and a Yamaha
Digital Piano.


Rachel Jobson, fundraiser at St Cuthberts Hospice, said: St Cuthberts must raise 4,000 every single day in order to continue to offer our care services free of charge. In one magical evening, we have raised enough to meet the running costs of St Cuthberts Hospice for two whole days.


The Silver Knights Ball was sponsored by Calamander Developments Ltd and IDS (Immuno Diagnostic Systems).

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