Heliwood Ball a Great Success!

Photos of the ball are now available to purchase...call 01637 889926 to buy!

 

Our supporters enjoyed a night of glamour at our Hollywood themed 'Heliwood' ball on Saturday 25th July. More than 140 hours worth of life-saving flying will be able to be funded after our most successful ball yet! £28,000 was raised at the event which took place in the unique surroundings of the hangar at our Newquay airbase. The hangar was transformed into a Hollywood hangout for our 200 guests - complete with a Hollywood Hills inspired 'Heliwood' sign, string quartet and diamonds hidden under guests seats!

 

Head of Fundraising, Susie Croft said: "We are absolutely over the moon with the success of our Heliwood ball this year. The atmosphere on the night was incredible and the moment the hangar door opened to reveal our aircrew standing beside our two new helicopters is the one I won't easily forget. Their standing ovation was thoroughly deserved and it's safe to say everyone has a lump in their throat!"
"Fundraising events like this are instrumental in raising the £3million we need every year to keep our vital emergency helicopters flying and we are so grateful to our sponsors and guests. Being such an important energency service, it's easy to forget we receive no government funding so we can only continue to save lives with the support of local businesses and the generous public."

Guests were treated to a three-course dinner, followed by a live auction, raffle, disco, casino and Hollywood inspired music by 'Risky Business'. The auction included some amazing 'money-can't-buy' prizes including a scenic flight in the air ambulance helicopter, a holiday to the Isles of Scilly and a state of the art road bike. The top auction prize of the night was a Poldark experience which attracted bids from as far afield as Switzerland and America!

Guests of honour on the night were Steve Michell and his wife Lisa, who was rescued by our aircrew in 2013 after suffering severe burns.

We'd like to say a huge thank-you to all of our guests and everyone else who made the event such a success! Particular thanks go to our events sponsors, without whom the event simply couldn't have happened.

Photos of the evening are now available to download for a donation to the charity - please contact the Fundraising Team on 01637 889926 to chat about buying the photos from the evening. Huge thanks go to Lewis Tolputt photography for his amazing photography skills!