An evening of glitz and glamour held at The Pavilion on the Sands in Broadstairs has raised £10,000 for Thanet charity Oasis Domestic Abuse Service.
More than 120 guests enjoyed a complimentary drink on the Pavilion’s veranda, which boasts one of the best views in Thanet, courtesy of event sponsors Artemis Recruitment, followed by a 3 course meal in the ballroom.
The charity auction, called by Frank Thorley, included lunch for four at London’s impressive SKY Garden which went for over £400 and a unique yachting experience, donated by local businessman Peter Curtis, which fetched over £900. All funds raised by the auction and raffle last Friday were then doubled by match-funding sponsors Santander whose staff came along to help on the night.
Oasis fundraising manager Loukia Michael said: “It was an incredible evening which simply would not have been possible without the hard work of Kim and Frank Thorley, who have supported Oasis since we first opened our doors to those affected by domestic abuse, and who have helped us over the years to keep many women and children safe from serious harm.”
Birchington-based Thanetian Weddings and Events gave their time to personally decorate the room in Oasis colours and chandelier style table decor. Guests danced into the early hours to music by local band Co Co.
Dee Murphy, from Oasis, said: “It was wonderful to see so many local businesses come together to support The Oasis Ball. I would like to thank our generous sponsors: Thorley Taverns, Santander, Thanetian Weddings and Events and Artemis Recruitment as well as the firms and individuals who kindly donated to the auction and raffle, thank you!’