Great Success for Diverse Abilities’ Gala Ball

Diverse Abilities, Dorset’s disability charity raised an incredible £89,000 at it’s Gala Ball held at the Lighthouse, Poole last month.

The event had a magical under the sea theme, with a glittering drinks reception, generously sponsored by Dolphin Centre, followed by a night of fine dining, games and live music from Jodie Elms and Funky Dumpty.

This year’s Gala Ball, held at the Lighthouse was an unforgettable glamourous night for all attendees, and would not be possible without the support of sponsors: Franses Jewellers, Colten Care, Freo Wellbeing, Dolphin Centre, and Forelle Estates.

Mariana Swain, events executive at Diverse Abilities, commented: “We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our incredible sponsors, whose unwavering support enabled us to create an extraordinary evening. Their generosity not only ensured a fantastic night was had by all, but also empowered us to raise £89,000 to support children and adults with disabilities in Dorset.”

The evening also included a live auction, and the opportunity to win great prizes throughout the night.

Mark Aitchison, Chief Executive of Colten Care, said: “We are proud and privileged to support Diverse Abilities and its vital services for children and adults with disabilities and their families. Colten Care was delighted to play a part in making this event extra special for everyone who attended.”

Visit to find out more about the charity supports children and adults with physical and learning disabilities through a range of services.

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