Guests to one of Norfolk’s oldest venues raised £8,000 for the Breast Cancer Unit Development Fund at Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital. The event in May was organised by Godwick managing director James Garner and his operations director Sue Ball with Dr Steve Grove, pictured. The event was held in honour of both James’ mother, Sara Garner, and James’ sister, Sally (Dr Grove’s late wife), who both lost their fight against breast cancer within months of one another in 2013. It was the third charity ball run by the team in three years and brings their combined fundraising total to £28,000. Mr Garner said: “They say that cancer touches all our lives and the QEH has given my family great support over the years.”
He added: “Guests enjoyed a fabulous night and I would like to thank all who attended and those who kindly supported our fundraising with donations or auction prizes. We are really pleased with the result again this year and know both Sara and Sally would be very proud.”
As well as a fabulous three-course meal by Julie Abbs Catering, ball goers enjoyed entertainment from magician Lee Hathaway, and dancing to local group The Midnight Soul Band. There was also a charity auction and raffle all set in the stunning surrounds of the medieval grade two listed Godwick Great Barn.
Godwick Great Barn is planning another charity event on April 30, in a rather different format – a Comedy Gala Night with some of the UK’s biggest comedy names set to appear.