Pattonair having a ball

Bondholder Pattonair's annual Autumn Ball is aiming to raise enough money to support the first Dementia UK Admiral Nurse for the region.

Each year, Pattonair chooses a charity to benefit from the ball and Dementia UK has been selected for 2019. Proceeds from ticket sales and an auction will go to the cause.

Admiral Nurses are a one-to-one support for families of those living with dementia, providing expert help and guidance. They provide support in a number of settings including in families’ own homes care homes, hospitals, hospices as well as on the Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline – the only nurse-led dementia helpline in the country. Dementia UK has been working to increase the number of Admiral Nurses across the UK.

Pattonair’s third black-tie ball will be at fellow Bondholder The Roundhouse on Friday 4 October. Open to everyone, guests will be treated to a glamorous affair with reception drinks in the venue’s Carriage Shop Library and a three-course dinner with wine included in the price of a ticket. They will also be entertained by award-winning party band Ministry of Soul.

Pattonair’s CEO Wayne Hollinshead has been behind the event since its inauguration in 2017. He said “We’re proud to have our headquarters in Derby, where we employ 600 people and want to show support for the community. We are always keen to support charities that have a direct impact on the region.

“I want to encourage as many people as possible to purchase tickets for the event because every penny raised will make a difference. It’s an evening enjoyed by all, raising funds for a really good cause.”