Haydock Finance supported Ball Raises over £10,000 for The Wish Centre


Lea Lawrence



Haydock Finance, specialists in supportive business finance, partnered with The Wish Centre as a headline sponsor for the for the ‘Wish Upon a Star’ fundraising ball held at the Dunkenhalgh Hotel which raised over £10,000 for the charity. 

The glittering event was attended by a number of notable of guests - Mayor of Blackburn with Darwen – Councillor Parwaiz Akhtar together with Mayoress Shagufta Akhta and Deputy Police & Crime Commissioner for Lancashire, Andy Pratt - who enjoyed a champagne reception, 3 course dinner and entertainment.  Guest enjoyed the fabulous evening whilst raising much needed funds The Wish Centre, based in Blackburn, which helps and advises victims of Domestic Abuse.

The funds raised at the Ball will play a vital role in providing support to over 3800 people each year, many of whom are often in a crisis, with no one else to turn to. The Wish Centre has two refuge houses that provide a safe environment for women and children until they are able to move into their own homes. 
Local business finance specialist, Haydock Finance, has been fundraising for The Wish Centre for over 10 years.
Debbie Hallam, Haydock’s Head of HR & Facilities, comments, "We are delighted we could be a headline sponsor for The Wish Centre’s 'Wish Upon A Star' Ball. It was a truly fantastic evening which we were very proud to support. During the evening, the charity shared the terrifying statistics behind domestic violence and abuse in the UK. These figures strongly highlighted why the support provided by this charity is so invaluable and life changing. It was inspiring to hear about how the charity have made such a huge difference to the lives of families across the UK and providing a positive future."
Rebekah Wilson of The Wish Centre said, "We are extremely thankful to Haydock Finance who do so much for our charity and the people we are supporting. Everyone had a wonderful time whilst raising funds that will provide a lifeline to someone in need."

Wish Centre Charity Ball

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