St James’ Square has announced that it will be hosting its inaugural fundraising charity ball in aid of local children’s charity, Heel and Toe.
The ball will be taking place at The Biscuit Factory on Thursday 10 October 2019 with the North East’s very own Lee Ridley as the headline act for the evening.
Comedian Lee, also known as the Lost Voice Guy, won Britain’s Got Talent, along with the nation’s hearts, in 2018.
He delivers his unique stand-up routine through an iPad after being left unable to speak from his cerebral palsy.
Managing Partner of St James’ Square, Paul Monaghan said: “We’re absolutely delighted to announce that not only are we hosting the firm’s first ever charity ball but that the talented Lost Voice Guy will be headlining the event. I was fortunate enough to see Lee perform his comedy a few years ago so I’m looking forward to seeing him again at our ball.
“Our target this year is to raise £40,000 for our brilliant Charity of the Year, Heel and Toe. We know it’s a huge sum of money but we’re all about making the impossible possible and the charity ball will raise a significant amount of our ambitious target.”
Lee said: “I’m delighted to be performing back in Newcastle later this year for the St James’ Square Charity Ball. I’ve seen some of the amazing work Heel and Toe do to help children with disabilities like mine so I’m pleased to be involved in what will be a very successful evening.”
Heel and Toe is a North East charity that supports children with cerebral palsy and other physical disabilities.
The charity receives no government funding and relies solely on donations and fundraising to provide free conductive education therapy and other subsidised therapies to over 160 children from all over the North East area.
After winning the competition last year, the Lost Voice Guy visited Heel and Toe and was interviewed by some of the children about his experience on the talent show.
Amanda Tweedy, Fundraising Executive at Heel and Toe Children’s Charity said: “Heel and Toe are absolutely thrilled to have been chosen as St James’ Square’s Charity of the Year 2019 and we are very much looking forward to the firm’s exciting fundraising plans, especially the charity ball.
“Having the Lost Voice Guy as the headlining act for the evening is excellent as Lee is a huge role model for several of our children. He inspires them to not let their disability hold them back”.
Joining Lee in the evening’s entertainment is BBC Radio Newcastle’s very own Alfie Joey and live music from premier North East band, Last Anthem.
For further information about the St James’ Square Charity Ball in aid of Heel and Toe and for details on how to purchase tickets, please visit our Charity Ball page or contact Deb Ions, Head of Marketing on 0191 266 1297 or at email@example.com.