On Saturday 30 September we hosted our first ever charity ball. We raised just over £1,000, which will help us tremendously in growing Hull Homeless Community Project and continuing our work across the region.

As well as a fundraiser, the night was a fabulous way to celebrate everything that we’ve done since registering as a charity almost eighteen months ago. It was lovely to get together with friends and our business partners and reflect on the work that we’ve done together, as well as look towards the future of HHCP.

Companies such as Home from Home Pet Care, Ability IT, Harris Lacey and Swain, Hull City Council, The Rotary Club and Market Weighton School were all in attendance.

The evening took place at Cave Castle in South Cave. It was a 1920s Murder Mystery theme run by It’s Murder, a company that specialises in corporate entertainment and dinner parties. There were five actors who portrayed the suspects, and we had to interact with them all throughout the evening to solve the mystery.

After the guests arrived and enjoyed a welcome drink, the unfortunate victim was discovered. We then had a series of clues and a chance to interrogate each suspect in order to uncover who the culprit was.

On top of this, we had the lovely Emily Blackledge on piano, who really helped to set the scene. Lisa Jane Kelsey and Samantha Atkinson performed during the night too. We also held a raffle and an auction to raise some extra funds for the charity.

The occasion presented us with the perfect opportunity to thank one of our long-serving volunteers, Caroline Potter. We gifted a bouquet of flowers to thank her for her dedication and volunteering.

“Overall the night was a brilliant way to thank everyone who has helped us over the last few years, and we managed to raise a bit of cash to continue doing what we do best,” Founder Andrew Smith enthuses. “Thanks to everyone involved, you really are making an enormous difference to the lives of people who need it most.”