Mayor of Hounslow at Her Inaugural Ball

More than £13,000 was raised for charity by the Mayor of Hounslow at her inaugural ball.

The event held at the Clayton Hotel, Chiswick on Saturday, 1 July, was the first of many fundraisers the Mayor, Councillor Sue Sampson, will be hosting over the forthcoming year as she looks to raise money for Pink Ribbon Foundation and Refuge.

Over 250 guests generously donated and bid for prizes in the auction and raffle, which included a two-week holiday in Tenerife and tickets to watch cricket at Lords.  The evening saw guests enjoy a meal with entertainment from Britain’s Got Talent group Revelation Avenue and Felicity Petrie, a Jack Petchey Award winner from Gumley House Convent School, Isleworth.

The total amount raised will be split between the Pink Ribbon Foundation and Refuge and Barclays Bank also stepped in to double the amount raised in the raffle.

The Mayor, Cllr Sampson said: “It was a truly fantastic evening, thanks to all those who donated prizes and who gave so generously. These are two such worthy causes and I am happy that we have been able to kick off the fundraising in such a brilliant way.  As Mayor, I have set myself this fundraising challenge and next on my list is a parachute jump on August Bank Holiday weekend. I hope as many people as possible can support me by sponsoring me.”