Summer ball for fallen soldiers

In July 2012 a summer ball was held in Halifax, arranged at short notice by local businessman Dave Molloy in tribute to the six fallen soldiers from the Yorkshire regiment killed in action in Marchof, Afghanistan.

The ball was a tremendous success with more than 230 people who enjoyed a four course meal, compere, comedian and great music from both the band and DJ. The guest of honour was Corporal Simon Brown who was shot in the face in Iraq resulting in near death and subsequent loss of vision.

Simon is now an ambassador for the Help for Heroes charity and the organisers felt very lucky to have had such an inspirational person to attend the function. The event raised nearly £13,000 for the charity.

Dave has now been persuaded to make the event an annual ball as long as it continues to be so well received.

With this in mind a date has now been confirmed for the second Halifax Help for Heroes Summer Ball to be held at Cedar Court Hotel at Ainley Top on Saturday, June 22.

Once again there will be a compere, magician, comedian, band and a DJ provided by Eventsline to end the night in style. The aim of the 2013 event is to surpass the fantastic achievement of 2012 and raise more than £15,000.

The hotel is hoping to receive many enquires from people who would like attend this event and show their support, certainly after the tragedy of local men Thomas Wroe and Anthony Frampton.

Anyone who would like to provide sponsorship or donations from local business would also be appreciated.

Reservations for the event which have just gone on sale are priced at £40 per person or table of 12 at £480, places are already selling very quickly to previous guests and Mr Molloy fully expects the event to sell all 330 places.

Dave can be contacted on 07921 379617 or