TWO Cornish charities have benefited from more than £1,000 thanks to the directors of the annual Summer Masked Ball.
Masked Ball founder Kelvin Batt presented a cheque for £800 to The Lizard C.H.I.L.D Trust in addition to a payment of £300 for the Pants Cancer Charity, based in Falmouth. He said: “We feel strongly about being able to help local charities. We also put a lot of hard work into the community food festival at Porthleven. We also hope that local businesses have benefitted from both events this year.”
The donation to The Lizard C.H.I.L.D Trust will go towards the Helping Hand Award. Tracey Griffiths, training and development manager said: “Feedback from families who use the services of the trust revealed that there is increasing strain on finances during the school holidays that finds them unable to access local activities.
“The Helping Hand Award aims to help remove some of the barriers to accessing a variety of fun packed and challenging activities for children during the school holidays.”
The Masked Ball celebrated its 10th anniversary last month with 6,000 revellers enjoying three days of music at a cliff top location near Porthleven. The event has grown from just 250 partygoers in a single marquee, to a business with an annual turnover in excess of £500,000.