What Women Want Ball success

A Rio-themed Ball produced an Olympic effort from the What Women Want team at Cranage Hall.

They raised £30,000 for East Cheshire Hospice, another gold-medal performance from the all-girl group from Macclesfield whose choice of the 2016 Olympic host city created a colourful theme.

The tireless quintet - Elaine Burgess, Jill Harding, Julie Barnes, Jo Millward and Jayne Carter - have now raised a staggering £180,000 for the charity since the group formed in 2009.

Their target is to reach £250,000 by 2018 when they celebrate their 10th anniversary and the Hospice's 30th birthday.

Chair Jayne Carter said: "This fantastic fundraising total is thanks to unwavering support from local suppliers, sponsors and guests.

"We've been able to provide for the patients Rise and Fall chairs, hoists a state- of-the-art laundry facility, electric wheelchairs and shampoo caps.

"The WWW girls work throughout the year to put the fun into fundraising and we've been overwhelmed by all the sponsors and supporters, some of whom have been with us from the very first ball."

The WWW ninth ball will be on the November 10, 2017, at Cranage Hall. For news of other events visit the WWW Facebook page.