Cullen Bay venue for annual NESS fundraiser

NESS event at the Cullen Bay Hotel
NESS event at the Cullen Bay Hotel

CULLEN BAY HOTEL is the venue for a glitzy ball being held to raise funds for NESS, the group that exists to support people who are deaf or blind.

The North East Sensory Services spring ball on Saturday, March 19 will see music provided by local band Traffik until the early hours at an event that will also include an array of prizes up for grabs courtesy of the generosity of local supporters.

NESS Fundraising assistant Bruce Cruickshank, who lost his sight in 2010 through type 1 diabetes, is encouraging individuals or local businesses to buy tickets.

He said: “The Spring Ball looks set to be a night of fantastic food and entertainment, and is being hosted by the Cullen Bay hotel which is famed for its fantastic location, overlooking the shores of Moray Firth.

“The Spring Ball is a really important fundraiser to NESS, which provides a lifeline service for visually and/or hearing impaired people across Moray and Aberdeenshire.

“We would encourage people to snap up a ticket for the ball – it’s guaranteed to be a great night and all the proceeds go to NESS.

“I know first-hand that the services provided by the staff at NESS are second to none, and it would be great to see the local community participate in this fundraiser, which is set to be great fun too.”

NESS provides a combination of publicly funded statutory joint sensory social work services in Moray, Aberdeen city and Tayside and ‘added value services’ across Grampian, including a Young Person’s Sensory Service, PEEP, a group for mothers and babies and Connect, Inform, Support, providing activities and assistance to people aged 65 or older.

Guests are asked to arrive at 6.30pm prompt for a drinks reception followed by a three-course dinner at 7pm.

Tickets can be purchased by contacting Bruce on 03452 712345 or email or by direct on 01542 840432.