Grand Pier to host Sixth Axentis Michael Memorial Ball

The sixth Axentis Michael Memorial Ball will take place in the Great Hall of the Grand Pier on Saturday 22nd November 2014. The ‘Snow Ball’ is expected to be attended by 700 guests.

The ball raises money for local good causes and has raised £750,000 to date. Organisers hope the proceeds from this year’s event will see them break the million pound barrier.

The Axentis Michael Memorial Ball, which was started in 2004, is held every two years in memory of Weston-super-Mare hotelier Axentis Michael who passed away in 2003. Following his death the family set up the ball and the charitable trust.

Axentis’ son and Grand Pier owner Kerry Michael said: “Over the last eight years we have raised and distributed over three quarters of a million pounds. In the last two years we have been able to support a wide variety of local good causes, including buying a Permobil Koala chair for four year old Jay Browse, who has Congenital Muscular Dystrophy. This has now enabled Jay to attend mainstream school and to play out with his friends and siblings, things he couldn’t do previously.

“Tickets are always in great demand so this year we have extended the capacity to 700 seats hopefully, this will enable us to reach our target. It’s always a very popular event with people travelling from all over the UK and abroad to attend. Previous events have been well supported by celebrity guests including John Cleese, Theo Paphitis, Deborah Meaden and Chris Eubank. We will be announcing this year’s celebrity guests shortly.

“Preparations are well underway for this year’s event and support so far has been fantastic. I cannot believe the generosity of all our friends and suppliers particularly in the current economic climate”.

Tables seat ten guests and are available to book now priced from £850 for a table of ten. Sponsors tables have already sold out For further information email or call 01934 646155.

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