More than £9700 has been raised for the vital work of The Head Injury People (HIP) in Cheshire by masked partygoers at a glamorous gala ball held in Chester's historical town hall.
HIP in Cheshire is an inspiring charity that helps and supports survivors, their families, friends and carers. The charity aims to reduce loneliness and isolation for people with brain injuries, and improve the quality of life of families trying to cope in the aftermath of a head injury.
Clare Emerton, Charity Fundraiser and Co-ordinator for HIP in Cheshire, says: "It was a wonderful night and we owe a huge thank you to everyone who came and donated so generously.
More than 140 people filled the 19th Century Town Hall for the Masquerade Ball, which was sponsored by Birchall Blackburn Law and Sugro UK. HIP would like to say a huge thank you to these two companies for their support
Dianne Yates, Partner and Head of Serious and Catastrophic Injury for Birchall Blackburn Law, says: "We had such a fantastic night and it was great to be a part of the team making it happen. We felt particularly at home in the Town Hall's former court room!
"The members of HIP in Cheshire are a wonderful and inspiring group of people coping with life changing disabilities. In many cases these changes are neurological and can't be seen, which makes the work of HIP in Cheshire even more important to promote understanding and prevent social exclusion."
Philip Jenkins, Sugro UK's managing director, says: "This is the second year that we've sponsored HIP in Cheshire's annual ball and it was even bigger and better underwritten with care and attention for the charity. It was great to see the community and companies come together to not only raise funds but to also celebrate the achievements of the members of HIP in Cheshire. They are an extraordinary group of people building new lives after a devastating accident or illness and HIP in Cheshire is a lifeline for them."