Uckfield WI plans ball to celebrate first anniversary

Uckfield WI are organising a ball to mark their first anniversary and raise funds for Demelza Children’s Hospice.

The Belles Ball will be held at East Sussex National Resort on Saturday, March 18, and is open to all, members and non-members, husbands, wives, girlfriends, boyfriends, friends and family.

There will be a live band, photobooth, auction and raffle, and the ticket price includes a glass of Prosecco, three course dinner, half a bottle of wine each and coffee.

Tickets are £50 per person and are available now. To reserve yours please register at https://uckfield-wi-belles-ball.eventbrite.co.uk.

One of the organisers, Sophia Hill, said the Belles were also keen to get auction and raffle prizes for the ball and sell advertising in their programme.

If you would like to get involved please get in touch with her by email at events@uckfieldwi.co.uk.  All proceeds from the Ball will be donated to Demelza.


Uckfield WI members enjoy a wine and cheese evening and hear a talk about their chosen charity Demelza.

Since the Belles were formed they have organised a quiz night, danced the Lindy Hop, held a fashion and pamper event, and an evening where alternative therapists talked about their work.

They have also had a cheese and wine tasting evening, wreath making and gin tasting.

The Belles had a stall at Uckfield Late Night Shopping and their choir sang carols in town too. In addition they took part in the Festival of Christmas Trees at Holy Cross Church.


Uckfield WI carol singers during late night shopping in town.

The WI also has its own baking, craft, dog-walking and supper sub-groups.

Demelza Children’s Hospice was chosen by members as the local charity they would like to support and the Belles are determined to raise as much as possible for the charity.

The organisation provides a ‘hospice at home’ service to families throughout East Sussex, with a specialist nursing team looking after children with life-limiting and life-threatening illnesses and supporting their family too.

Only a small percentage of Demelza costs are covered by government funding, so the money raised at the ball will enable the charity to provide vital support for local families.

Details of the ball can be found on the Uckfield News Events page and on uckfieldwi.co.uk

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