Rugby4Heroes 3rd Annual Ball Itinerary
With a few days to go we wanted to share with you what we have in-store for our 3rd annual OLRFC Rugby4Heroes Ball, once again held at the fabulous Warwickshire Golf & Country Club on Saturday 25th October 2014.
Rugby4Heroes 3rd Annual Ball Itinerary
This year we hold the event in aid of 353 and ABF The Soldiers Charity. Its a sell out with 208 guests! (Thank you all for your continued support!) We hope the evening proves a great success (we know it will be!) but more importantly we hope to raise a bucket load of cash for our two charities. They are two fantastic charities doing brilliant work in their own rights and we need you to help them keep on doing that important work. Please bring lots of money with you and be generous when asked to donate. There will be the Golden Raffle – we have some great prizes donated by some very generous people and businesses in the county and beyond. Our silent auction is filling up very nicely with some super money can’t buy items (well for this night it can!) and a few games to carry us through the night.
The evening will be marshalled excellently by our legendary MC, Todd, who has been a fab supporter of our events. He will be updating you throughout the night of the evenings proceedings and talking to our key speakers.
We also have the very talented magician, Jester Styles, working the audience in between arrivals and pre/post dinner.
Live music is being provided by Emma Stevenson who is a period 20s/30s/40s singer on arrival with your champagne reception.
Thom Kirkpatrick our very own 21st Century one man band, who performed at our Rugby & Music Festival in May also will be taking us through the evening with his unique performance.
Plus, the usual heads and tails, golden raffle and silent auction, and a great event photographer.
A reminder on timings:
- The event will start at 6.45pm with dinner commencing by 7.30pm
- Last orders at the bar will be 12.30am with carriages at 1am.
- Definitely worth booking taxis for departure
Don’t forget your 1920s themed dress, or if you prefer, black tie and tux for gents, ball gown or cocktail dress for ladies.
The menu for the night is as follows;
On arrival: Prosecco and orange juice will be served
Starters: Freshly made soup of the day, Beetroot and Feta cheese tartlet (vegetarian option)
Main course: Chicken wrapped in bacon with a tomato dressing, or pea and mint risotto (vegetarian option)
Dessert: Sticky toffee pudding with a toffee sauce
Cheese: an optional fourth course of a cheese platter is available, with cheddar, brie, stilton, grapes, celery, crackers and chutney at a supplement of £4 per person.Please let me if you would like this option on your table – you can also order and pay on the night.
Wines: half of bottle of wine per person is included in the ticket entry price; the wines being served are;
- The Riddle 2013, Colombard Chardonnay (South Western Australia)
- Callia 2013 Malbec San Juan (Argentina)
Coffee, tea and mints will be served post dessert. The Warwickshire will be serving bottles of port on the night for purchase at £34 a bottle if required plus of course their usual excellent and well stocked bar!
Please advise us of any vegetarian diners in your party or any food allergies that you want me to advise to the venue. We have asked the Warwickshire to avoid the use of tomato and mushroom in the soup.
We are really looking forward to having a fantastic evening of good food and wine, great fundraising and some terrific entertainment!
3rd Annual Rugby4Heroes Ball – Tickets selling fast!
This year’s ball theme and dress code is The 1920’s – inspired by the end of the First World War, the growth of Speakeasy liquor and music joints, new fashion trends, The Wall Street Crash and of course legendary parties as featured in the Great Gatsby!
Tickets and tables are flying out of the door – we have already sold 15 out of 18 tables and the early bird offer of £400 per table of ten ends on 31st July.
So if you want a table or tickets, act soon! Email Mike if you want a table or tickets; you will need to pay a deposit of £20 per person or £200 per table by 31st July to secure this offer, with the balance to be paid by 30th September.