Every year London Wayfarers Hockey Club celebrates the season in style with our very own club ball where we present our Club Awards.
This year was no different and on Saturday May 13 over 200 guests from both the senior and junior sections attended the London Wayfarers Enchanted Ball. This magical event was an opportunity for us to celebrate the season gone and congratulate a few members that have tirelessly volunteered their time to help with the overall running of our club, as well as teams that have given an outstanding performance on and off the pitch. Speeches by the executive committee members looking back at a successful year were followed by the presentation of the Club Awards 2017.
To find out who received the Outstanding Contribution Award and who else won in the many categories please click here!
Organising the London Wayfarers Enchanted Ball proved to be the true definition of teamwork. An event such as this is an event by members for members. It was a magical evening from start to finish and took 6 months of preparation and organisation to bring everything together.
Once again we returned to the Bank of England Sport Centre and transformed their white marquee into an enchanted forest. The venue was filled with creative ideas and during the build up continually had members of the public coming in with intrigue to witness the event come to life. The Bank of England Sport Centre said “The London Wayfarers ball is their favourite event and they look forward and enjoy seeing the transformation every year”.
The marquee had beautifully designed features throughout, filling the room from the top down and bottom up. Upon entry every guest walked through archways made of real pine branches, fairy lights, wooden stumps and ivy, creating a real sense and smell of the outdoors. We used recycled materials, such as old fence posts which got broken up, painted and hand built into rustic signposts. There was no stone unturned in the creation of the London Wayfarers Enchanted Ball.
Even the aftermath of the ball was enjoyable for us all, as members shared their images and individual experiences of the evening.
To enable the ball to come to fruition it was a combination of club members coming together for socials throughout the year to raise the money, as well as a dedicated ball committee and on-site volunteers, working tirelessly to design and build the London Wayfarers Enchanted Ball.
Thank you to all those that were involved in organising and bringing this wonderful event to life. Special mention to Kirsty Poore, India Jackson, Phoebe Allen, Jane Power, Suzie Squire and Emily Otter.