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Summer Ball is a sensory delight

Noah’s Ark Summer Ball, on 8 July, was a sensation of sights, sounds, flavours and a large helping of fun.

Noah’s Ark Summer Ball, on 8 July, was a sensation of sights, sounds, flavours and a large helping of fun. From the jazz trio that opened the day to the science display that sent everyone home with a bang, it really did bring smiles all round.

Allianz Park proved the perfect venue and put on a wonderful spread for lunch. Entertainment included two magic shows plus vocal and guitar sounds from East London Arts and Music students. And as Noah’s Ark is all about empowering the families we support, it was great to see one mum running her own Ugandan dance workshop.

The highpoint for many was a chocolate fountain, complete with strawberries, marshmallows and a tempting aroma, which filled the room.

Princess Rapunzel and a stilt-walking pirate mingled with the guests. Animal educators, Wild Science brought along a few furry, and not so furry, friends, including Sonic the hedgehog and Robbie the Rabbit.

And Fran Scott, Member of the Association of Stage Pyrotechnicians made sparks fly; lighting the place up with a Van de Graaff generator, hydrogen balloons and some clever science.

Guests had the chance to make a mini aquarium, have their nails done, decorate a cupcake or get a (temporary) tattoo. There was face painting and balloon modelling, plus family portraits and goody bags for everyone.

The event is an annual highlight of Noah’s Ark’s Family Activities programme. Thirty four families, including 74 children attended the event, along with 15 volunteers and 20 staff members.

Rachel Black, Director of Care at Noah’s Ark said: “This year’s Summer Ball really was a feast for all the senses; from the tantalising smell of chocolate, to some amazing pyrotechnics, meaning every child could take something from the day. We’re grateful to all the organisations that helped us offer such a multi-sensory experience, and helped us make every precious moment count for the families who came along.”

A big thank you to everyone who made the day such a success, including:
• Our stilt walking balloon modeller from Street Entertainers
• Shawn Anderson, professional photographer
• Froggle Parties – magic show
• Wild Science and their animals
• Our jazz trio led by Jon Ormiston
• Students from the East London Arts & Music Academy
• Magicians Paul Cavendish and Tom Dixon
• Rapunzel from the Princess Academy
• Fran Scott and her Van de Graaff generator.


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