Westbourne Charity Ball raises over £10,500

Posted: 24th May 2022

An evening in aid of leading Welsh charity

We are delighted to announce that the third annual Westbourne Spring Ball has raised £10,511.45 in aid of our charity partner, Calon Heart Screening & Defibrillators.

Calon Heart works to improve the availability of lifesaving defibrillators in Wales, and to raise awareness of the importance of heart screening. At least 12 seemingly healthy young people die every week in the UK from heart conditions they did not know they had.

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Sharon Owen, Charity Director at Calon Heart with Prep Head Girl and Boy, Catrin and Tom

“We are beyond thrilled to have raised over £10,500 in support of Calon Heart at our annual charity ball – a phenomenal sum that reflects the kindness, generosity and closeness of our unique Westbourne community.”
Head of Westbourne Prep & Nursery, Joanne Chinnock

Joanne Chinnock, Head of Prep

Mrs Chinnock continued: “This year’s ball, in partnership with Calon Heart, has been particularly special for the Westbourne family. At the finish line of the Cardiff Half Marathon in 2018, Ben McDonald suffered a cardiac arrest and died. Ben was just 25-years old; a keen kayaker, snowboarder and all-round amazing person. Ben is the younger brother of our Early Years Coordinator, Vicki Edwards.

“We are proud to be supporting such an important cause that resonates so deeply with our staff, parents and pupils.”

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An evening to remember for an important cause

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Guests bid in the silent auction

The spectacular black tie event was attended by parents, friends of the school, teachers and well-known faces from the Cardiff and Vale community, who enjoyed a dinner, silent auction, raffle and dancing until the early hours at the historic Exchange Hotel in Cardiff.

A fuller selection of photographs from the fun-filled evening can be found on our Flickr page.

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