GeeWizz charity ball teams up with renowned events management company

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The organisers behind a grand charity ball have announced plans to work with a leading events management company to help ensure the fundraising event is a big success.

The magnificent GeeWizz charity ball will be the first big fundraiser for the new charitable foundation, set up by campaigner and fundraiser Gina Long MBE in December.

It will be supported by former England cricketer Graeme Swann, Suffolk operatic star Laura Wright, who will be performing, and popular television presenter Chris Hollins who will be the MC for the evening.

And the celebrity support has been matched by the generous community who wasted no time in snapping up tickets to ensure the magnificent black-tie ball was sold out four months before the big event, which is organised in partnership with the Suffolk Magazine and Paul Milsom, owner of Milsoms.

GeeWizz has now announced that it will be working with Parker Communications on technical support and event management for the evening on Saturday 14th October at The Hangar at Milsoms Kesgrave Hall.

Gina said: “We couldn’t have asked for more support for GeeWizz’s first big fundraising event.

“Everyone is working so hard to ensure it is a great success and raise as much money as possible to support our work helping disabled youngsters and families affected by cancer.

“We are delighted to have the support of renowned Suffolk company Parker Communications.

“I know how highly regarded Mick Parker and his team are and I have watched with admiration the fantastic work he does in our local community with the Stars of Suffolk event.”

Mick Parker, owner of Kesgrave-based Parker Communications, said: “As a company, we pride ourselves on supporting local and national charities and we are delighted to be working with the GeeWizz charitable foundation.

“We understand how charities work and how they want to run good and professional events within their budgets.

“I have always known about Gina’s fantastic charity work and I have always wanted to work with her. I hope this first event will be the start of a long-standing relationship.

“We are delighted to play our part in helping this fantastic event which will support people in our community.”

GeeWizz was set up by Gina at the end of last year to create a platform to purchase much-needed equipment for children in Suffolk helping two specific groups – children with disabilities and those who are affected by cancer, either directly or indirectly, or those carrying out research into the disease especially sarcoma and breast cancer.

Gina added: “I want to thank everyone who has bought a table and Graeme, Laura and Chris for supporting the evening.

“We are delighted to be partnering with the Suffolk Magazine and Milsoms to host this showpiece event, which promises to be a fantastic evening with all money raised going towards supporting people in this county.”

GeeWizz was a major beneficiary of the Sir Bobby’s Online Auction in November 2015, which enabled them to fund a bespoke powered wheelchair for brave George Woodward who was diagnosed with type 2 spinal muscular atrophy, a condition that affects the spinal cord, causes muscle weakness and leads to severe disability.

It will once again be one of the main charities involved in this year’s Ultimate Charity Auction, which takes place between Saturday 22 October and Sunday 6 November..

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