Golden Thread Ball raises £11,800

On Saturday 4th November, we were delighted to attend The Golden Thread Ball, a charity event organised by Triathlon Trust ambassador Lauren Steadman and her friend Natalie Shapanis. Special guests included BBC news presenter and triathlete Louise Minchin and six-time record breaking polar explorer Fiona Thornewill MBE.

An incredible £11,800 was raised for two children’s charities, the Triathlon Trust and Starlight Children’s Foundation with a live auction including money-can't-buy items. 

 The impressive Banking Hall played host to the Charity Ball. Photograph by Quirky Stu.

The impressive Banking Hall played host to the Charity Ball. Photograph by Quirky Stu.

The Triathlon Trust uses the engaging sport of triathlon to encourage children to become more active, not only improving their health, but also developing their social skills, increasing self esteem and nurturing good habits such as commitment, discipline and respect.

Starlight creates moments of joy and comfort for hospitalized kids and their families.

LUKE NEWTON