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20th Mar

2017

Avery Grand Charity Ball

Avery estate agency is expecting 300 guests to attend the fundraising ball, held with the support of Agents Giving, to be held in memory of Jack Colin Tucker, on Saturday 22nd April 2017 at Batch Country Hotel, Lympsham, Somerset.

There will be live music, casino-style games, a grand draw and auctions to raise money for the Special Baby Care Unit (SBCU) at St Michael’s Hospital, Bristol.

In 2006, following the tragic death of Jack Tucker, who was born 26 weeks premature at the SBCU, his mother, Jane and close friend, Sarah Tyson, director at Avery estate agency, set about raising money for the hospital in order to ‘give something back’ in recognition to the care Jack received.

Their dream was to buy an incubator, costing approximately £25,000, through a one-off charity ball, but through the generosity of others, and negotiation from the hospital to the suppliers, they were able to purchase two.

Understanding how vital this equipment is, they were then spurred on to continue fundraising, and have since hosted a further seven balls raising more than £165,000 for the hospital. The funding raised has helped buy approximately 25 pieces of equipment for the unit including: incubators, ventilators, baby thermometers and other monitoring equipment.

The SBCU at St Michael’s Hospital in Bristol is the only unit in the region offering the highest level of care and life saving surgery to the sickest and most premature babies. The unit covers the largest geographical area in England, serving Bristol, Bath, the South West Peninsula and South Wales, treating approximately 750 babies a year.

“Supporting people like Sarah and Jane is why Agents Giving was set up. We support the industry through resources and grants, for example, the Rightmove fund, which makes events like The Avery Grand Charity Ball happen. Over the last two years, we have helped raise over £1m for more than 70 charities. If you have a charity that you would like to help, get in contact and get involved” says Peter Knight, chairman of Agents Giving.

For tickets please contact sarah@averyea.co.uk.

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