Charity ball to help animals in need

Published Thursday, 10th January 2019

People are invited to a special Animal Welfare Charity Ball to help animals in need in the North-East.

Organised by Hartlepool Borough Council’s Animal Rights Champion Councillor Katie Trueman, it’s on Saturday 26 January in the Grand Hotel in Swainson Street, Hartlepool, from 6.30pm until late.

Animal Welfare Charity Ball

All profits from the event will go to Stray Aid, the County Durham-based charity which rescues, reunites or rehomes lost, abused or unwanted dogs and cats. Stray Aid takes in dogs collected by the Council’s Dog Warden Service.

The event includes a complimentary drink on arrival, a three course meal and a glass of wine, plus entertainment by local singer Ellen Gowland and vocal group Sparkle and a disco.

The event will be officially opened by Hartlepool Borough Council Leader Councillor Christopher Akers-Belcher and the guest speakers will be Hartlepool MP Mike Hill and Sue Hayman MP, the Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Tickets cost £35 each or £300 for a table of ten.  

Councillor Trueman said: “This is a great opportunity for people who care about animals to come together and enjoy a night out with fine food and live entertainment, all in a very good cause. It’s also a chance for people to hear from our guest speakers about the efforts being made at a national level to enhance the laws to protect animals and improve their wellbeing.

“We all have a duty to respect and care for our fellow creatures and I hope this special evening will not only be enjoyable but inspiring as well.”     

For more information or to buy tickets contact Councillor Trueman on 07701 339229.