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New College Stamford students transform Greetham Valley Golf Club into a winter wonderland to raise £32,000 for Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice in Peterborough

Art students transformed a function room into a winter wonderland for a charity ball which raised £32,000 for a hospice.

The Ice Ball was raising money for Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice in Peterborough and was held at Greetham Valley Golf Club on Saturday, February 8.

New College Stamford art students turned the room into a fairytale setting which was complemented by an ice sculpture.

Chairman of organisers Stamford Ladies, Julie Gay, said: “We were overwhelmed by the level of interest the ball generated.

“From the drive of the people who worked behind the scenes to the many sponsors who gave so generously, both the Stamford Ladies and Thorpe Hall are hugely grateful.

“The success of the event means we are motivated to continue with fundraising events to raise more funds for the hospice that nursed one of my dearest friends in the final weeks of her life.”

About 210 guests turned out for the event which saw £22,000 raised through a charity auction hosted by comedian Adger Brown. There were also performances from Nicole Lawrence, a finalist from 2009 The X Factor competition, and DJ Rick Holder performed.

Also, about 18 businesses sponsored the ball and donated cash, including Alltech, MultiFab, Bluebird Care, Tailored Escapes and Stamford Heavenly Chocolates.

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