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Charity ball with extra sparkle

One of the guests attending Simon on the Streets’ Rough Diamond Ball on 20 March, will have the chance to take home a particularly glittering memento thanks to a Leeds-based private client jeweller, which has donated a single diamond to the charity.

Everyone enjoying a glass of champagne at the event will find added sparkle at the bottom of their glass as part of prize draw that gives one lucky person the chance to win a diamond and have it transformed into a piece of bespoke jewellery thanks to N. J. Geddes Fine Jewellery Concierge. Every other glass will contain a pretty Cubic Zirconia gem – meaning that everyone finds a bit of bling.

The Rough Diamond Ball is at Oulton Hall on 20 March. Guests will be treated to an evening of great music and fabulous food in luxurious surroundings whilst raising funds for West Yorkshire-based rough sleepers’ charity Simon on the Streets.

The charity’s General Manager, Helen Beachell said: “The Rough Diamond Ball is our first big black tie event and we’re determined to make sure that everyone who supports us by buying a ticket has a fantastic time. What better way to get the party started than by creating a fabulous opportunity to win a precious prize that will last forever? We’re enormously grateful to Neil and his team for their support.”

Simon on the Streets supports around 100 service users in Leeds, Bradford and Huddersfield.  Not all are currently rough sleeping, but all are identified as at risk of doing so, while others are well along their journey to achieving positive and sustainable change.

It costs the charity a little over £2,000 per year to intensively support one rough sleeper, which is a considerably more economical option than many government funded services.  98p in every £1 of the charity’s income is spent on its charitable activity, directly going towards supporting its service users.

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