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Colours of Autumn 2011


Saturday October 13th, 7:00pm - Late
Alexandra House Conference Centre, Wroughton

Another year since our last fundraising ball and each year it gets bigger and better! Sat 13th Oct saw us putting on our glad rags for this year’s ball at Alexandra House Hotel, Wroughton. Most guests embraced the Colours of Autumn theme and were suitably adorned with Autumnal clothes and accessories. Maybe next year we should have a prize for the most suitably dressed!

Again, this years tickets sold out almost immediately despite increasing our numbers to 150! A great night was had by all. Music this year was provided by local group Mojo who kept the party going until late into the night. Throughout the evening there was plenty of opportunity to remember our beautiful little babies. When our Swindon Sands video was played there wasn’t a dry eye in the room, our remembrance tree shone brightly, and we were all able to place beautiful wooden leaves on it in their memory. Each place setting also had a tealight which were lit in our little one’s memory and together all 150 of them cast a lovely glow over the whole room.

To say that ball was a great success is an understatement and we were again supported by lots of local and national businesses who provided items for our raffle and our hugely successful charity auction where there was much frantic bidding to raise lots of money. In total we raised over £4500. Well done to everyone, a lot of hard work and effort went into its planning and organization and it was a fantastic turnout once again from all our guests so thank you to you all for coming and hope to see you again next year.

Our next ball will be on Sat 12th Oct 2013 so pencil it in your diaries, as tickets are sure to sell fast. If you would like to be on the ball committee - which is always a fun, informal and rewarding affair - then please email and we would love to have you on board!


Thank you so much if you have donated money to Swindon Sands. If you would like to make a donation you can either use our new Just Giving site (click on the logo below) or send a cheque payable to Swindon Sands, 3 Caprice Close, Middleleaze, Swindon, SN5 5TB.