What is the Age UK Somerset Charity Ball?
It is our biggest and glitziest event and will be especially big because of our 70th Anniversary. Approximately 200 guests will come together in all their finery to enjoy great food, music and fun for a very worthwhile cause.
What can I expect on the night?
- A red carpet entrance into the glamorous Rookery Manor.
- A free welcome drink on arrival for those wearing our logo colours!
- A delicious three course meal - (dietary requirements catered for).
- Live music and disco.
- A great laugh in the dressing-up photobooth.
- Two Casino tables - buy chips and play in return for a fantastic top prize!
- Fundraising during the night - raffle and live auction, table games with great prizes.
- A (short) speech celebrating our achievements and explaining why we are so grateful for your support.
How much are the tickets?
• £45 per person
• £320 for a table of 8 (£40 discount)
• You can also be a Fairy Godmother and sponsor a ticket for a Volunteer for £45.
How can I buy tickets?
Online at Eventbrite (booking fee applies)
Calling 01823 345627*
*Then sending a cheque made payable to 'Age UK Somerset' or dropping off cash. If you'd prefer to pay via bank transfer, please contact us.
Address to send cash or cheques to: Charity Ball, Age UK Somerset, Ash House, Cook Way, Taunton, Somerset, TA2 6BJ.
Online or telephone payments: call us on 01823 345 627 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
How will any money raised be spent?
Any proceeds from the evening will go towards projects, such as our befriending scheme, to reach local older people who are suffering from loneliness and to reduce their social isolation to make their lives better. If you'd like to see what difference befriending can make please take a moment and click here to watch the video clip of Jean's story.
When is the last date for ticket purchases?
The last day to purchase tickets is Wednesday 31st October. This gives us a chance to organise the seating and pull all the menu choices and special requirements together.
I would like to sit next to my friends/colleagues, how do I arrange that?
No problem, just let us know when you book, or before Wednesday 31st October and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Can children attend the ball?
Because of the timing and nature of the event, children below the age of 18 years will not be admitted into the ball.
Can I book a table before I have the names of all my guests?
Yes! Please let us know the names of your guests as soon as possible. We will need to get their menu choices.
What is on the menu?
Visit the Menu page to view the options for your delicious three course meal.
Can special diets and allergies be catered for?
Yes, after you have booked we will be in touch for your menu choices and to ask about any special dietary requirements. Please get in touch before Wednesday 31st October to let us know of your special requirements.
What should I wear?
Whatever you like! Usually the majority of attendees use the Ball as an opportunity to get dressed up in dinner suits and dresses. To celebrate our 70 years of bringing colour to older peoples lives we will be offering a free welcome drink to anyone who comes dressed in a colour from the Age UK Somerset logo!
Where and what is Rookery Manor?
Rookery Manor is a 16th Century Manor House with award winning gardens.
Recently new purpose built function rooms have been added, such as the Desborough Suite where our Ball is being held. The Desborough Suite is on the site of a historic barn and has an indoor marquee theme.
This great venue has been chosen as it is a very central location for most of Somerset and North Somerset - close to the M5 and near to Brent Knoll and Weston super Mare. It is down a quiet road off the A370 at Edingworth, near Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, BS24 0JB. When you reach the venue you will see there are several entrances – take the one with the electric gates! Parking is free of charge.
How can I get to the Ball?
Berrys Coaches will be providing return transport from Somerset’s major towns for a small additional cost. You can book this at the same time as your tickets.
Otherwise I use the Rome2Rio website to look at transport options.
Is there accommodation nearby?
Accommodation is available at the venue or there are a number of places close by.
I've heard of The Presidents Ball - will it be anything like that?
Where can I get more information?
You are welcome to phone us on 01823 345627 or email email@example.com