The Aviator’s Ball 2011 targets £100,000 for Aerobility
The event is the fifth Aviator’s Ball, the target is £100,000 for the Aerobility disabled flyer’s charity, and it’s time to book your tickets.
This fabulous fundraising night – this year on Saturday 26th November - has become the definitive end-of-season event in the aviation social calendar, providing a glorious evening of top class entertainment, dining and dancing.
And the prizes being auctioned at this year’s Ball are finer than ever – including a stunning package of flying experiences for two hosted by Breitling in Switzerland as the showpiece of a range to suit all tastes and wallets.
Guests can bid on a host of flying experiences, goodies from the Red Arrows and others, and aviation days out. Maybe tea at the House of Lords with paralympic champion Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson is more your sort of thing, or a private ladies’ shopping trip at a high-class lingerie shop.
Last year’s Ball, attended by more than 400 people, raised some £82,000 for Aerobility, and the £100,000 target this year would make it realistic for the charity to begin the renewal of its ageing aircraft fleet with a brand new Piper Archer.
Mike Miller-Smith, CEO of Aerobility, says:
“The four second-hand aircraft that we currently operate are becoming more and more expensive to run due to increased maintenance costs in particular. A new aircraft would cut costs and improve reliability.
“The Aviator’s Ball is our biggest single fund-raising exercise each year. It’s a wonderful night for everyone, and both sponsors and guests will know that they have made a serious contribution to keeping disabled fliers in the air.”
Once again the black-tie event is being held at the luxury Sofitel Hotel at Heathrow Terminal 5 where an overnight accommodation package with breakfast is on offer to Ball guests for just £95+VAT.
Ball tickets are £90 and include arrival drinks and canapes, gourmet three-course dinner with wine, coffee/tea and chocolates plus the auction, live band for dancing and additional entertainment. Tables of ten are discounted to £810.
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