St Chris Parents’ Circle warmly invite you to celebrate the end of the School year at the Charity Summer Ball in aid of JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation)
Saturday 1 July, 2017, 7.30pm
The evening will begin with complimentary welcome drinks in the beautiful School grounds, followed by a delicious three course dinner, cocktails and dancing.
There will also be a silent auction throughout the evening in aid of JDRF.
Friends & Family very welcome.
Dress code: Party Wear
Tickets are just £45 per person and tables seat 8 people, please let us know when booking if you would like to be seated with a particular party or class / year group.
Your booking email address will be used to contact you about your menu choices and pre-order wines closer to the date.
We hope you will support this amazing event and have a great time whilst helping a very worthy charity. See you on the dance floor!
Charity Summer Ball Menu
Complimentary Welcome Drinks
Wild Mushroom Soup served with crostini
Pear & Walnut Salad with Roquefort Dressing and crispy croutons
Honey Glazed Chicken Breast with a white wine jus
Spinach & Mushroom Plait served with a tomato dressing
Both served with Seasonal Vegetables and Potatoes
Homemade Summer Pudding with Mixed Berry Coulis and Chantilly Cream.
Fresh Fruit Salad
Tea & Coffee
More about JDRF
A bit more info about JDRF - the chosen charity for the St Chris Summer Ball. Information kindly provided by Nic Hill whose daughter at the School lives with Type 1 diabetes.
The Charity for this year’s Summer Ball is JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) which supports children with Type 1 diabetes and their families while funding research into improving treatment and looking for a cure.
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system attacks and destroys theinsulin-producing cells. While its causes are not yet entirely understood, onset has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle and it is completely different to Type 2. There is nothing you can do to prevent T1D, and at present there is no cure. There are currently approximately 400,000 people in the UK living with this chronic and lifelong condition and numbers are rising.
Type 1 diabetes can strike both children and adults at any age. It comes on suddenly, causes dependence on injected or pumped insulin for life, and carries the constant long term threat of devastating complications like kidney failure, blindness, nerve damage, heart attack, stroke, and pregnancy complications. In developing countries with limited medical resources Type 1 can be a death sentence.
Living with T1D is a constant challenge 24/7. People with the disease must carefully balance insulin doses (either by injections multiple times a day or continuous infusion through a pump) with eating and other activities throughout the day and night. They must also measure their blood-glucose level by pricking their fingers for blood six or more times a day. Despite this constant attention, people with T1D still run the risk of dangerous high or low blood-glucose levels, both of which can be life threatening. People with T1D have to overcome these challenges on a daily basis.
Although T1D is a difficult disease, treatment options are improving all the time, and with help people with T1D can lead full and active lives. JDRF is driving research to progressively remove the impact of the disease from people’s lives until we achieve a world without T1D.
For more information about the Parents' Circle, or if you have any questions, comments or suggestions and can’t make it to the next meeting, please email PC@stchris.co.uk.
Parents' Circle newsletters:
Download Parents' Circle Newsletter May 2017 (7.87 MB PDF)
Download PC Newsletter feb 2017 (1.32 MB PDF)
Download Parents' Circle Newsletter (Nov 2016) (12.01 MB PDF)
Download Parents' Circle Newsletter Sept 2016 (1.10 MB PDF)
Agenda for next meeting: TBA
Minutes of the last meeting: TBA