Masquerade Gala Ball 2015 in aid of HIP in Cheshire

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Head Injured People (HIP) in Cheshire is holding a Gala Masquerade Ball in Chester's Town Hall to raise vital funds for its charity work and to unmask hidden disabilities that effect people with serious head injuries.

The glamorous ball within the elegant setting of Chester Town Hall will be held on Saturday, November 21, and is sponsored by Birchall Blackburn Law and Sugro UK.

Nearly 2,500 people a year in Cheshire suffer a head injury and for many it changes their lives drastically. HIP is an inspiring Cheshire charity that helps and supports survivors, their families, friends and carers. The charity aims to reduce loneliness, isolation and improve the quality of life of families trying to cope after a serious head injury.

Clare Emerton, Charity Fundraiser and Co-ordinator, says: "We also work to increase local awareness of brain injured people. Often, a brain injury shows no physical symptoms but behind the mask of 'normality' a person — and their family — can struggle to cope with devastating neurological symptoms.

"We'd like to thank our sponsors for supporting our Gala Masquerade Ball and to invite as many people as possible to attend. We raised more than £8,000 during our Winter Wonderland Ball last year and we'd love to beat that figure. The event promises to be a wonderful evening and will raise vital funds for our work."

Dianne Yates, Partner and Head of Serious and Catastrophic Injury for Birchall Blackburn, says: "Serious brain injuries come with unpredictable and complicated symptoms that need constant management — and the work HIP does in Cheshire is absolutely vital. We're honoured and proud to support the Gala Masquerade Ball and we're looking forward to a fantastic night."

The Gala Masquerade Ball will be held at Chester Town Hall on Saturday, November 21. Tickets are £600 for a table of 10 or £60 for individual tickets, which will include reception drink, dinner, wine and superb entertainment for a night to remember. For information and tickets please contact Clare Emerton on 07900158166 or visit www.hipincheshire.org.uk

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