Sky’s the limit for ball-goers

Drakes Garage table.
Drakes Garage table.

The sixth annual Bush Beaters’ Ball has helped raise tens of thousands of pounds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

About 310 guests attended the ball in a marquee at the Warter Priory Estate, which was organised by Dorothy Brighton.

Mrs Brighton began fundraising in 2007 after her husband Andrew died following a stroke.

She said: “We had a three-course meal, a band and a disco. It was just fantastic.”

Altogether, the Bush Beaters’ Ball, an auction at the event, and generous donations from Warter Priory Field Sports, based at the Estate, as well as a donation of £690 from Angie Richardson, who ran a half marathon in Sheffield, have raised a total £61,924 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

The fundraising total is the biggest single donation Yorkshire Air Ambulance has ever received from an event.

The ball was attended by Tim Hetherton and James Swallow, who were each airlifted to hospital by the air ambulance following rural accidents.