What's A Charity Gala Ball And What To Expect

Charity gala balls are held to raise funds for all manner of different charities and they vary in level of grandeur on display at each event.

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Some charity balls can be stunning gala events, often held at splendid venues, and this is often the appeal of them, giving guests the excuse to dress formally and experience grand hotels that they otherwise may not have the opportunity to do. Others can be less ambitious and perhaps less daunting and may be more akin to sportsman's dinner style event.

At some of the larger charity events you can often expect to find a celebrity or two, often the charity patron, who has added their backing to the charity by attending. These celebs may play an active role in the gala evening, often getting involved with the proceedings such as a charity auction.

What to expect at a charity ball?

Expect the event, on most occasions, to be a black tie affair. There will usually be champagne, dinner, dancing, and a charity auction. Group tables, usually for corporate groups are also available. There is also the option to buy individual tickets although you'll have to be prepared to sit with guests you do not know.

Some balls may also be themed, so can be anything from a Masked Ball to a James Bond themed event, or a sports themed ball to a Moulin Rouge evening, so a little effort on your part may be required to fit in with the theme.

There is often a wide variety of entertainment including live music, casinos, and charity auctions that usually form part of the evening's entertainment. Make sure you make the most of all the entertainment on offer at the ball.

One thing that is certain is that you will have fun and get the chance to experience an evening with a high level of service to make your evening great value for money. And to make the cost of your evening's entertainment go down well, it's worth remembering that the proceeds from the event go to charity. Just don’t overdo it on the charity auction.

Feeling inspired? Why not view our list of Partner Charities and pick a great cause to support.

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