Making millions from masquerade ball


A recent fundraising masquerade ball has raised more than £2,000 for youth charity The Prince’s Trust.

Nine Northumbrian Water employees organised the black-tie event at Rainton Meadows Arena, Houghton le Spring at the end of last month (October 28).

The water workers are currently one of 80 teams nationwide competing in the Trust’s Million Makers challenge. Each team competes over a six-month period to raise as much money as possible for the Trust in their area, helping disadvantaged young people into work, education and training across the North East.

More than 180 partygoers dug deep while enjoying a three-course feast and dancing the night away to X factor finalist Daniel Evans and a late disco.

Event organiser and chair of Northumbrian Water’s Million Makers team, Darren Walker, said: “The masquerade ball was an amazing evening. Last year’s event raised £1,300 and we were hoping to reach a similar level of success this year, so we are thrilled that we’ve smashed this target.

“We are all touched by the generosity of the guests, with more than £400 raised from the auction and £1,600 from the raffle and party games during the evening. All of the proceeds raised will go towards changing the lives of young people in the North East.”

The Prince of Wales’s charity has helped more than 600,000 young people since 1976. More than three quarters of young people The Trust helped last year moved into work, education or training.

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