Charity that supports deaf and blind people to host black-tie ball

North East Sensory Services will host the Sensational Sensory Ball at The Marcliffe Hotel and Spa in Aberdeen.

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Black-tie: The ball will take place this May.

A charity that helps to support people with hearing and visual impairments has announced plans to hold a black-tie fundraiser.

North East Sensory Services (NESS) will host the Sensational Sensory Ball at The Marcliffe Hotel and Spa in Aberdeen on Saturday, May 28.

This is the first major event the charity has been able to hold since the Covid pandemic hit.

As well as music by Silver City Soul Revue and magic by Fifth Dimension, there will also be auctions and raffles.

The event will be hosted by former Highland League footballer and manager Ian Thain.

Tables of ten can be purchased for £1000, with individual tickets costing £100. This includes a champagne reception and three-course dinner.

Lynn Batham, community fundraising coordinator with NESS, said: “We are incredibly excited that the Sensational Sensory Ball will return this year.

“It promises to be a great night and will raise vital funds for our sensory impairment services.”

NESS provides a range of social care and support services for around 6500 people with hearing and visual impairments in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Angus, Dundee and Moray.

It was founded in 1879 and is the second-oldest charity in Aberdeen.

The charity’s objective is to achieve a society in which people living with sensory loss are able to fully participate and contribute to the same level as those without sensory loss.

Ms Batham added: “The restrictions in place over the last two years have meant we’ve been unable to organise the ball, or any other major fundraising events, making this year’s ball all the more important.

“As well as fabulous entertainment from local band Silver City Soul Revue and magicians Fifth Dimension, our guests will be treated to an evening that heightens their senses in so many ways.”

To book tickets, email lynn.batham@nesensoryservices.org.