Wisbech Grammar School’s glitzy Michaelmas ball raises thousands for Arthur Rank Hospice

A busy skeleton hall at Wisbech Grammar School.

A busy skeleton hall at Wisbech Grammar School. - Credit: Archant

Wisbech Grammar School raised an impressive £6,000 for the Arthur Rank Hospice thanks to its annual Michaelmas ball.

Chairman of the Wisbech Grammar School Friends, Louise OConnor and her husband.

Chairman of the Wisbech Grammar School Friends, Louise OConnor and her husband. - Credit: Archant

The school’s refectory was transformed into a glitzy dinner hall as guests enjoyed prosecco and live music from ‘The Funtime Frankies’ and ‘Nightlife Entertainment.’

Entertainment was followed by a four-course dinner, cooked by the school’s kitchen.

Chairman of the Friends Committee, Louise O’Connor, said: “The evening would not have been possible without the support of a whole range of people within and outside School, our sponsors and the hard working committee.

“A magnificent sum of £6,000 was raised, half of which will fund new play equipment for the Preparatory School at Wisbech Grammar and half will go to the Alan Hudson Day Centre, a Hospice set up by the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity which supports people in Cambridgeshire who are living with a life-limiting illness.”

Wisbech Grammar School sixth form pupils who supported the Michaelmas Ball.

Wisbech Grammar School sixth form pupils who supported the Michaelmas Ball. - Credit: Archant


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Chris Staley, headmaster, said, “A sincere thank you to our fantastic Friends’ committee for all the hard work that went in to ensuring that the second Michaelmas Ball was a great success.”

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