A glittering ‘Visions of Hollywood’ Fundraising Ball was held on Friday 29th October at the Hilton Avisford Park Hotel, near Arundel. Guests included current and former staff, volunteers, Trustees, clients and members, corporate supporters, plus friends and family.

The dress code was Hollywood glamour: on arrival guests posed for photos by a gleaming red Cadillac, then followed the Hollywood ‘stars’ to a drinks reception with film soundtracks playing. When it was time for dinner, guests walked down the red carpet lined with paparazzi to take their seats, and were greeted and entertained during dinner by the rat-pack style singer. The occasion provided the very best of Tinsel Town style dancing and entertainment with live music provided by ‘What the Funk!’

Tickets to the Ball, plus fundraising on the night including a raffle, auction, Hollywood stars game, and a wheel of fortune game have so far raised nearly £13,000 and CEO Kirstie Thomas was delighted with the total.

The Ball was not only a wonderful celebration but also a thank you to all who have supported our work over the last century. I enjoyed speaking to the guests on the night, who all said what a fabulous evening it was, and how hard the fundraising team has worked to make it such an overwhelming success. The funds we have raised will help us to provide our future services for both children and adults across West Sussex as we head into our next 100 years.

If you would like to purchase any photos from Graham Franks Photography please visit his website directly. £3 from each photograph sale will be donated to us to support our vital work for blind and sight impaired people across West Sussex.

We would like to thank everyone who generously supported the Ball including guests who bought tickets, joined the auction, bought raffle tickets, made donations and played the Hollywood games.

We are very grateful for the many prize donors, those that supported the games and would like to say a big thank you to our corporate event sponsors:

Rayner

Rayner has been improving vision for over 110 years.  Originally an opticians business, we transformed the treatment of cataracts by making the world’s first intraocular lens in 1949.  Today, intraocular lenses are implanted in over 25 million eyes per year, making it the most common surgical procedure in the world.  Rayner is based in Worthing and operates worldwide with nearly 400 dedicated staff.

There aren’t many organisations with the heritage of Rayner and 4sight.  Both of us are over a 100 years old, and both are dedicated to improving the lives of people with vision loss in Sussex and beyond.  We’re delighted to support this worthwhile charity and look forward to the next 100 years!

Barnham Opticians

For more than 9 years Barnham Opticians and our multi award winning team have been providing eyecare and eyewear. Eyes are precious and our aim is to make a difference to every individual we see and strive for clinical excellence. Whether you’re looking for some stylish new frames, or a set of convenient contact lenses, Barnham Opticians is the place to come! We are proud to be National Optician Award Finalists 2021 for Independent Practice of the Year and Optical Assistant Team of the Year.

Barnham Opticians are low vision accredited with the local hospitals and wanted to support 4Sight Vision Support for all the hard work they do in helping people with sight loss. – Tony Corbett, Finance and Marketing Manager, Barnham Opticians

Brandabble

 

We work with businesses across the South Coast in Sussex from Brighton, Shoreham and Worthing through to Littlehampton, Arundel and Chichester. We create stand out marketing that shows off your products and services and wins you new customers.

We specialise in branding, design and content, helping new businesses create a brand identity and logo that helps them launch with a bang. We also work with established companies to create websites, content, brochures, stationery, sales aids, flyers and banners to help your business grow. We take the time to understand your business and your customers to create engaging marketing that makes sure they choose you.

We’re a “one-stop-shop”  for all your business needs – at a price you can afford.

As a small, local charity, 4 Sight Vision Support provides incredible help and support for blind and sight impaired people and Brandabble is proud and thrilled to be involved with their 100th Anniversary Ball.