Leonard Cheshire, a charity supporting disabled people in the UK, is celebrating 100 years since the birth of its founder Group Captain Leonard Cheshire with a masquerade ball at the Assembly Rooms in Bath.

The ball will take place on Saturday 23 September and will be in aid of Greenhill House, one of the charity’s care homes based in Timsbury, eight miles from Bath.

Leonard Cheshire hopes to raise over £10,000 with a charity auction at the ball to ensure that disabled people have the freedom and opportunity to live the lives they choose.

The theme of the evening will be sport, celebrating the UK’s achievements in Paralympic sport. There will be guest speakers from Help for Heroes and the Invictus Games highlighting the value of sport in recovery and its psychological benefits.

The charity’s guest VIP Wing Commander Ross Priday former RAF Red Arrows Display Team will be there to greet guests at the sparkling reception.

Guests will be able to bid for prizes at the charity auction, including a Battle of Britain memorial flight VIP day for four, a 30 minute Spitfire flight over Biggin Hill, a bobsleigh run experience for 10, as well as numerous sporting memorabiliaitems from Rio Paralympics and British Athletics.

Guests will enjoy an evening of fine dining and drinks, as well as music from 1940s style band Room 21 Big Band in the beautiful setting of the Assembly Rooms.

Tickets are now on sale. To book a table or for more information about the ball, email: greenhillevents@leonardcheshire.org or call Ann Birtwistle on: 01761 479902.

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