CHILDREN from four Knutsford primary schools have come together in a video to thank supporters in the community and to show how the money raised by last year’s Knutsford Primary Schools Ball is being used.

In 2018 the Great Gatsby-themed charity Ball raised £17,000, which was split between the four schools’ PTAs.

The 2018 total exceeded previous years by more than £4,500, which was only made possible due to a record number of corporate sponsors and brochure advertisers, as well as healthy ticket sales and a successful charity raffle and auction.

The thankyou video can be watched below, and ties in with the launch of the 19th annual Ball, to take place at Toft Cricket Club on Friday, June 21.

The theme is to be Glitz and Glamour, inviting guests to ‘dress fabulously’ and enjoy first-class hospitality with the introduction of an award-winning caterer, plus live performances throughout the evening.

This is the only event each year where all four primary schools join together in their fundraising efforts, with parents from Bexton Primary and Nursery, Egerton Primary, Manor Park Primary and Nursery and St Vincent’s Primary joining forces on the dancefloor to raise money for their PTAs.

Individuals and businesses in the community are welcomed and encouraged to support the event, be it through sponsorship, advertisement, raffle and auction prizes or attendance at the ball.

The Knutsford Primary Schools Association is also delighted to announce Manchester Airport will return as headline sponsor for the event.

Wendy Sinfield, Community Relations Manager at Manchester Airport said: “The Ball is a fantastic way for us to support all four state primary schools in the town, and it’s wonderful to see how the funds raised are being put to great use to help develop the next generation of young minds and talent.”

There are various ways businesses can support the ball and promote their business.

For 2019 the organisers are introducing a Celebration Annual publication, which will be printed and distributed to every parent at each of the four schools.

Advertising can be purchased in the annual as well opportunities to showcase brands in the form of sponsorship in the run-up to and the event itself.

Tickets are on sale from your Knutsford Schools Ball Association representative or email for full details. You can also email the above address for advertising and sponsorship opportunities.