Not only was the Bolton School Ball, held at the A J Bell Stadium in Salford, a roaring success but it also raised £19,000!
The money will go towards bursaries for girls and boys who begin their studies in Year 7 of the Girls’ or Boys’ Divisions at Bolton School and to projects run by the two Parents’ Associations, who organised the event.
On the night, over 360 guests enjoyed a silver service three course dinner, live music from Bloomsbury Music and entertainment by Gravity Live which included dancers, stilt walkers and gangsters from the era, as well as stunning aerobatics later in the evening.
Teachers, staff, parents, former pupils and friends of the school wore a wide range of stunning outfits based on a 1920s’ Gatsby theme and Sugar Studio photographed them in a stunning Gatsby-themed backdrop.
Before the diners danced the evening away, they enjoyed a ‘Heads and Tails’ competition run by the Headmistress of the Girls’ Division Sue Hincks, which posed a challenging set of questions based on the 1920s. There was further fundraising through a raffle and a pre-event online silent auction.
Sue Hincks, Headmistress of the Girls’ Division reflected: “The 2018 Bolton School Ball was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone who attended. We are hugely grateful to all those who have supported the event, and in particular the local suppliers and School connections who have acted as sponsors and prize donors, without whose generosity the fundraising success would not have been possible.”
Guests were treated to take-home gifts, including a specially designed candle featuring the School’s Clock Tower.