Midsummer 10th Anniversary Ball 2019

Join us on the 22nd June 2019 for drinks and canapes in the beautiful Grade 1 listed private Moreton House, followed by a three course dinner with wine in a Midsummer themed marquee, plus cheese and coffee and dancing.

Held in aid of the Dorset Charity, The Alcohol Education Trust who are celebrating their 10th Anniversary and raising much needed funds to ensure that young people across the South West can be supported in how to stay safe around alcohol.



A wonderful Midsummer evening at The Grade 1 listed Moreton House, commencing with a reception in the main house with bubbly and canapes followed by a sumptuous three course dinner, served in the Midsummer themed marquee with fairy lights, summer flowers and plenty of sparkle. The dinner (with wine) includes Dorset crab salad, Lamb Curry with Coconut and Ginger, served with wild rice and a mangetout and toasted almond salad, followed by Fresh Fruit and Almond Tart, and coffee and chocolates.  There are vegetarian options and other dietary requirements of course!

The hilarious Charlie Bicknell will provide the entertainment , who if you came to The Black and White Ball, you will remember well! Do take a look via http://www.charliebicknell.com/ The highly entertaining Garry Batt will also be teasing us all with some wonderful auction of promises, most of which will be on line through Galabid, who are supporting the evening. There will be a full professional bar ‘ on tap’ while DJ Steve Carpenter from Wessex FM will keep you on the dance floor!

The Midsummer Ball will raise funds to support resources and activities for children in schools, youth and sports clubs across the South West to learn to stay safe around alcohol. This will also include training teachers, youth and community leaders in using interactive and engaging approaches as well as equipping parents with the skills needed to reduce negative risk taking. Funds will also support the build of a dedicated café and community space for the charity in an area with 33% social housing with no youth provision at present. The café will help provide sustainability for the AET by providing an income.

Further information:

Tickets are limited and will be on a first come first serve basis.

Please let us know of any dietary requirements via Carol Matthews at cmatthews45@btinternet.com

There will be some wine with dinner, but there will be a full paying bar and superior wines available to pre order.

Dress code: Black tie with a touch of fairy dust.

Tables seat 8 – 12. For smaller or larger numbers, please email Carol Matthews at cmatthews45@btinternet.com


To learn more about the Alcohol Education Trust, please visit www.talkaboutalcohol.com and www.alcoholeducationtrust.org

Charity Ball Committee: Clare Schwinge, Andrea Neville -Rolfe, Emily Cave, Liz Frampton Hobbs, Carolynn Bednall, Bhavani Hogarty and Helena Conibear