East Anglia’s leading giant tipi hire company, Events Under Canvas, was proud sponsor of the East Bergholt Community Fund’s inaugural Harvest Ball in October. The sell-out event raised a whopping £10,000, to be shared between the Suffolk Royal Voluntary Service and East Bergholt Primary School.
Around 200 attendees turned out to enjoy a sparkling reception in the grounds of Ackworth House, where five of Events Under Canvas’ interlinked tipis, complete with furnishings, provided the backdrop to a lively evening of entertainment.
Local musician Glen Crisp welcomed guests with an acoustic set, followed by a sit down meal provided by Ipswich-based caterer, Bouquet Garni. After dinner bidding began on a host of auction lots, including a tandem sky dive and a flight in a two-seater plane, before The Ashton Jones Project took to the stage to perform.
Jenna Ackerley, founder of Events Under Canvas and chair of the fund, said:
“As director of a local business I am always astounded by the level of support we receive from the community and I am so pleased to be able to give something back through this sponsorship.”
Teresa Gibbs, operations manager from the Suffolk Royal Voluntary Service, added:
“Without generous donations like this one, the Royal Voluntary Service would not be able to continue our work helping older people across Suffolk retain their independence. ”
For more information about Events Under Canvas, visit: www.eventsundercanvas.co.uk