Snap Fitness in Christchurch has been named as the main sponsor of the charity gala event to raise funds for Dorset Mind.
Pulford Publicity – a family-run community magazine and event publishing company – is hosting the gala dinner and auction at Dudsbury Golf Club on 14 October with the last few tickets still on sale.
Jordan Romez, acting manager of Snap Fitness, Christchurch said: “We feel deeply privileged to serve as the primary sponsor for this incredible event that is dedicated to fundraising for a vital and even more remarkable local cause. As an integral part of the fitness industry, we fully grasp the significance of not only physical wellbeing but also the critical importance of mental health.
“Our mission is unwavering: to consistently make a positive and lasting contribution to the overall health and wellness of the residents in Dorset.
“We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Dorset View for their on-going support in enabling us to continually uplift and benefit an ever-expanding segment of this exceptional community.”
Ben Pulford, managing director of Pulford Publicity, which owns five local magazines including Dorset View, said: “To have Snap Fitness as our main sponsor fits perfectly with our charity of the year and we are extremely grateful for their support.
“Health and fitness is so important for general wellbeing and six months free membership with Snap Fitness Christchurch worth over £200 has been kindly donated as one of the raffle prizes. This unique fitness centre is open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, so whoever wins this prize will be able to visit at any time of day or night that fits in with their lifestyle.”
The gala charity evening includes a three-course meal, entertainment with upcoming local singer Charlotte Geary, raffle and an auction with some fabulous lots. Auctioneer for the night is Tony Brown (Y-not Finance) who is bound to bring the proceedings alive with the humour he is renowned for.
Ben added, “Pulford Publicity has received many donations from advertisers in our numerous magazines and publications for our charity gala evening and we can’t thank them enough for their generosity. It has been overwhelming. Without doubt, and with all the support that has flooded in, it will be a tremendous night out for everyone who joins with us to raise funds for Dorset Mind.”
Linda O’Sullivan, CEO of Dorset Mind said: “I would personally like to thank Ben, Louis, Janine and the team at Pulford Publicity for choosing to support mental health services within our communities. The money raised from this charity gala will make a huge difference to people living in Dorset who may be struggling with conditions such as depression or anxiety; it will also help us to get people talking about mental health and raise awareness of the essential support we provide that supports local people. Thank you to everyone involved – and everyone that’s kindly donated a prize for the evening.”
It’s not a black tie event, but anyone wanting to dress up is very welcome to do so. The last tickets are still available costing £44.50 from www.pulfordpublicity.co.uk. Proceeds to Dorset Mind.
Don’t delay, menu choices have to be received no later than 30 September.
Huge thank you to:
Cliffhanger Restaurant, Highcliffe
Cuddly toy (pre-loved) – not to be sat on
Dudsbury Golf Club
Farmer Palmers Farm Park
Lee Cooper Photography
Liberty’s Owl, Raptor & Reptile Centre
Louis Pulford Creative
Matt Dixon Pet Photo
Jill McKay, local artist
Pulford Publicity – hamper
Regent Centre, Christchurch
Salamander Cook Shop, Wimborne
Sandford Orchards Cider
Snap Fitness Christchurch – MAIN SPONSOR
Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf, Bournemouth
Station Hair, West Moors
Stewarts Garden Centres
The Barn, Ringwood
Webbs Butchers, West Moors
Wimborne Wellness Centre
www.buyagift.com afternoon tea