Beckton hospice to hold first Midsummer Masked Ball

Here’s a chance to get some glitz and glamour into your summer and help a worthy cause.

Richard House Children’s Hospice will be holding its first ever Midsummer Masked Ball, at the Hilton London, in Canary Wharf. It has been organised by the community fundraising team at London’s oldest children’s hospice in partnership with the hotel.

The glitzy evening will open with a champagne reception followed by a three-course meal and an evening of live entertainment. Tickets for the event, on June 14, are running out quickly so interested parties are being urged to get in touch soon.

Half of the money raised from the event, hosted by the Hilton, will go to Richard House, in Beckton which cares for children with life-limiting, life-threatening or complex healthcare needs. The rest will be distributed by the Hilton Foundation as grants.

Viv Talbot, community fundraising manager for Richard House, said: “This is a perfect way to celebrate midsummer. It should be a wonderful night out. Everyone get their friends, grab a mask and have a ball.

“We still have a few tables left so if you want to get involved get in touch as soon as possible.”

The Hilton hotel is providing everything for the night, from the food to the auction items. All income received by Richard House will go to funding care and services it provides to children and families from across London.

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Tickets cost just �50 a person or �500 for a table of 10. There is also a special rate of �200 for couples who want to stay the night and enjoy a delicious breakfast after they have enjoyed the ball.

Prizes will be awarded for the best mask.

For more information or tickets, contact Viv Talbot on (020) 7540 0213 or by email at