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.
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.”
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.