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Prince of Wales Hospice Fundraising Ball, King's Croft Hotel, Pontefract

PUBLISHED: 00:16 18 February 2011 | UPDATED: 18:54 20 February 2013

Michael and Sandra Pointon, Joan and Robin Leese

Michael and Sandra Pointon, Joan and Robin Leese

Flapping fundraisers stepped back to the time of prohibition, speakeasies and ragtime at a Roaring 20s Ball to raise much-needed funds for the Prince of Wales Hospice in Pontefract.<br/><br/>Photographs by Graham Lindley

Flapping fundraisers stepped back to the time of prohibition, speakeasies and ragtime at a Roaring 20s Ball to raise much-needed funds for the Prince of Wales Hospice in Pontefract.
Guests were encouraged to embrace the fashions of the period, so flappers, gangsters and their molls happily rubbed shoulders at the Kings Croft Hotel with hit men, jazz singers and Hollywood starlets.


Greg Scott stepped in at the last moment as master of ceremonies after Calendar anchorman Duncan Wood was forced to pull out due to ill health.


The Prince of Wales Hospice opened in 1989 with the aim of working closely with the local community to offer help and support to people with life-limiting illnesses. It works in tandem with health and social care professionals but is not part of the NHS. Its a registered charity and relies solely on public support. To find out more, visit pwh.org.uk or call 01977 708868.


Photographs by Graham Lindley

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