[E]den Estate Agents has been announced as a main sponsor of the NSPCC Spring Ball.
The firm is sponsoring the “bubbles” reception of the event, which takes place at the North Lakes Hotel, Penrith on April 1.
Eden sales director Helen Miller, who grew up in Penrith before launching the estate agents with her husband Nick, said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to be sponsoring the fizz at the Spring Ball for the third time in recent years.
“It’s such a fantastic evening, raising money for an incredible cause, and we’re always delighted to be involved. Events like these, where you can really see the generosity of people in the community, show just why this area is such a friendly, thriving place to live.”
Sally Kuzbyt, chairman of the Penrith branch of the NCPCC, said: “We’re very grateful for the support of Eden and our other sponsors in helping us to raise vital funds. This year, we’re marking 30 years of Childline, which is run by the NSPCC.
“Every penny we raise at the ball will be used in Penrith and Cumbria. This is our sixth ball and, so far, £75,000 has been raised. Every pound raised is absolutely essential. It costs £4 to answer every telephone call to Childline and £1,600 to train a volunteer. We want to make sure that every child who calls can get through to access the support they need.”
Eden was set up by Helen and Nick in 2005 at Little Dockray, Penrith, and under its own brand, and the Fine & Country banner, has properties ranging from a one-bedroom apartment to a £1.2 million lakeside retreat in its portfolio.
The NSPCC Spring Ball is a black tie event featuring a Champagne reception, three-course dinner with wine, and lots of fundraising activities, including an auction and casino.
Tickets are £50 each and are available from the NSPCC Penrith & District NSPCC Committee on (01768) 361384.