December 7 2013 Latest news:
Monday, September 30, 2013
A Fenland teenager is organising a charity masquerade ball in aid of Children in Need.
Shannon Barrow, of Creek Road, March, will put on the event at Neale-Wade Academy on November 15.
There will be a two course meal, live bands, alcohol on offer and an auction with prizes donated by Fenland businesses.
The 16-year-old Neale-Wade student hopes to pursue a career in events management when she finishes her studies.
She said: “I had the idea in July but it was during exams so I’ve been working towards it since the middle of August.
“The hall has a capacity of 180 and I hope to fill every seat, which would raise £1,620.
“I’ve always wanted to do a charity ball. It was a hard decision choosing which one but the timing seems right for Children in Need and I think I’m quite a motherly person.”
Ms Barrow is chair of the Youth District Council and volunteers for 20Twenty Productions, a group which organises community events.
They staged a charity fashion show at March Town Hall on Sunday.
She said: “Through my work with 20Twenty productions I have organised a lot of events, including helping out with the St George’s Fayre.
“I used to have no idea what I wanted to do - I even dreamt of being a popstar - but in the past six months I’ve thought seriously about it and events management seems right for me.
“When I finish my A Levels I hope to do an events management course at university.”
The ball runs from 6-11pm. Tickets are £20, which includes a two course meal and tea and coffee.
Tickets are available from Panini’s coffee shop, Wisbech’s Sunday Market Cafe and from Shannon on 07543 460025.