William Merritt hosts annual Yorkshire Rocks charity event

Leeds-based charity, William Merritt, has announced its annual charity ball to raise money for the Centre, which helps disabled adults and children across the region.

The ball will take place at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds on 19 September.

The ball will mark a new era for the William Merritt Centre, which after 34 years is moving from its premises in St Marys Hospital, to a new building, with all proceeds from the event going towards the running of the Centre.

The William Merritt Centre provides workshops and courses, information and assessment as well as the projects Switches4Kidz and Technology For Teens, which enables children and young people to use adapted computer technology helping them use everyday equipment that we all take for granted.

Celebrating amongst the staff and guests will be extra special VIP’s; hosted by BBC Look North presenter Harry Gration, and Patron of the Centre and Emmerdale actor, James Hooton will be showing his support for the Centre which so avidly helps people with such wide ranging and complex needs.

Chief executive of Leeds-based OneMedicalGroup, Rachel Beverley-Stevenson, who is a Trustee of William Merritt, said: “The Yorkshire Rocks Ball is an opportunity for those around the local area to show their support and dedication to the charity.

“Many don’t realise the lengths to which the Centre goes to help make disability a more comfortable way of life, and this is a great way to celebrate and thank them. We hope many people around Leeds will show their support by buying a ticket for a fantastic night of entertainment!”

The night will be packed with entertainment, with a live band and dancefloor. Tickets are £55 per person, or for more information call 0113 350 8989 or email JSpencer@wmdlc.org


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