Red Cross Gala Ball at the Midland Hotel in Manchester raises £40,000

Sara Cunliffe, Rachel Webb, Emma White, Jade Smith

Sara Cunliffe, Rachel Webb, Emma White, Jade Smith - Credit: Archant

A Red Cross Gala Ball at the Midland Hotel in Manchester raised enough money to exceed its target of raising £40,000 for a new fire and emergecy support vehicle.

The driving force behind the fundraising was ball organiser Edith Conn, the Manchester Red Cross president, who thanked the generosity of sponsors Bolton University and Ravat and Ray Dental surgeons as well as the 300 guests who took part in the raffle and auction during the evening.

The new vehicle will respond to people affected by emergencies such as house fires, flooding, road traffic accidents.