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North East Fundraising Committee Snowflake Ball

Press Release   •   Sep 30, 2015 17:20 BST

Date: Friday 4 December 2015

Time: From 7.30pm, carriages at 1am

Location: The Newcastle Gateshead Marriott Hotel MetroCentre, Gateshead, NE11 9XF

After the success of last year’s Snowflake Ball, The Sick Children's Trust's North East Fundraising Committee is delighted to announce its second showcase winter event.

This year's Snowflake Ball, which will be held on Friday 4 December, is at The Newcastle Gateshead Marriott Hotel MetroCentre. The event will raise money for the charity's two Newcastle 'Homes from Home', based at Freeman Hospital and the RVI.

Guests will arrive from 7.30pm, with celebrations kicking off with a snowflake arrival drink. A sumptuous three-course dinner will follow. 

Later, they will enjoy the wonderful Scarlet Street Band and Steve Keys DJ, with entertainment into the small hours.

Special accommodation rates at the hotel are also available if guests would like to extend their evening and take in some Christmas Shopping the following day in the MetroCentre.

Tickets are now on sale at £50 per adult.

To book, please contact Lesley or Kate on 01914932233 or email /

The Sick Children’s Trust was founded in 1982 by two paediatric specialists Dr Jon Pritchard and Professor James Malpas. They believed that having parents on hand during hospital treatment benefited a child's recovery.

Today we have ten ‘Homes from Home’ at major hospitals around the country where families can stay free of charge, for as long as they need whilst their child is undergoing treatment. 

Every year we help around 3,500 families, but there is a growing demand for our ‘Homes from Home’ as children must increasingly travel long distances to get the specialist treatment they need. 

We are working to a future where every family with a seriously ill child in hospital will be able to stay together, just minutes from their child’s bed during their treatment.

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