Chairman's charity gala ball
New Forest District Council's Chairman, Councillor Goff Beck, hosted his Gala Ball at Hoburne Bashley on Saturday 11 February 2017. The event raised over £3,500 for Cllr Beck's two chosen charities.
The Chairman hosted over 100 guests at Hoburne Bashley at a charity gala dinner to raise funds for his two charities, New Forest Disability Information Service and First Opportunities.
The event was attended by Civic Leaders of Hampshire and Dorset, Sir Desmond Swayne TD MP and Dr Julian Lewis MP, New Forest and New Milton Town Councillors and representatives of the charities.
Guests were entertained by Royal Marine Bugler Anthony Reilly, who sounded the dinner call and took port with the Chairman, followed by dinner and then dancing to Rick Rock and the Rowdies.
17 Port and Maritime Regiment RLC, who received the Freedom of the District last September, were also represented by their commanding officer, Lieutenant Colonel Kirsten Dagless RLC and Major Lee Rickard RLC.
The event also received the support of ExxonMobil and New Forest Ice Cream through kind sponsorship along with many local businesses who donated raffle prizes.