Jobshop UK to host Grand Masquerade Ball to raise money for Montacute School

22 Nov 2017


Bournemouth based recruitment specialists Jobshop UK will host a charity Grand Masquerade Ball on 23 February 2018 at the Harbour Heights Hotel in aid of raising funds for Montacute School, Poole.

Montacute is a specialist school looking after 75 young people with complex learning difficulties or disabilities.    In 2015, Montacute was fortunate enough to have its school completely re-built, although the original budget was slashed from £12 million to £5 million, leaving no funds available to kit the school out with essential equipment.  Jobshop UK are hoping to raise at least £11,340 for a two-seat swing; one wheelchair accessible and the other a full support seat.

Karon Nougher, fundraising co-ordinator at Montacute School, explained: “The combination swing gives all pupils the opportunity to play together fostering inclusive play.  Outside play is vital to children with special needs as it really helps to alleviate tension and helps them becomes less stressed.”

Frances Miles, Director at Jobshop UK, said: “As a local employer, it’s incredibly important for us to support and raise awareness of our chosen charity in any way we can.  Our clients and business associates have always been hugely supportive of our charitable events and we look forward to their continued generosity with our fantastic Grand Masquerade Ball.  Tickets are £75 per person or £650 per table of 10, and include a welcome drink, sumptuous 3 course meal with wine, and coffee.  It promises to be an amazing night!  There will be a live band, an auction with exclusive prizes, a magic mirror and many other surprises in store!  We’ve already been offered a couple of luxury auction items and are looking for further prize donations and sponsors for the event, so if you or your company can help us it’s for a truly great cause, and every penny raised will go to Montacute School.  So, brush off your black tie or your gorgeous gown, grab that tantalising mask and join us on 23rd February for a night to remember!”

For more information contact Jobshop UK on 01202 674488 or