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Snowman Spectacular Ball 2017

The Ball

This year we have a selection of first class acts to delight and entertain you and your guests on the night.

During the last nine years, the Snowman Spectacular Ball has become one of the top charity fundraising events on the Sussex calendar, and the ‘must attend’ social event of the year in Brighton. This year we will be celebrating the 10th Snowman Spectacular Ball.

The Oxford Suite at the Hilton Brighton Metropole Hotel will be transformed into an elegant and glamorous winter wonderland, with Christmas trees, snowflakes and icicles for the delight for our lucky guests.  We will once again be supported by the classic children’s illustrator and Chestnut Tree House Patron, Raymond Briggs, who is generously lending the name of ‘The Snowman’ to the event. 

With music, dancing, dining, raffles and auctions, this will be an exclusive, glamorous, entertaining and uplifting evening you will never forget.

Our Evening Entertainment

Danny Pike, our host
Danny Pike has spent his whole radio career in the South-East. He is also a busy DJ, compere and presenter at corporate events and awards shows in the UK and internationally. We are delighted that Danny, with his quick wit and southern charm which has kept him in the business for over twenty years and earned him the definitive title of being ‘The Voice of Sussex’ will host this year's Ball.   

Candy Apple Blue
Candy Apple Blue are a five piece band that perform a wide variety of musical styles ranging from Rock, Pop, Motown, Soul Classics, Funk and many more. Their set list consists of great hits from the 20th Century interspersed with recent chart toppers that will tantalise everybody from young to old in every way. 

Matthew VanKan
Swing singer Matthew VanKan has been an avid supporter of Chestnut Tree House since his first visit in March 2013 and subsequent ‘Singing Sky Dive' the following September which raised over £3,000. 

The vanKan Band have performed for HM The Queen, Prince Albert of Monaco and members of The British, Serbian and Omani Royal Family with shows in Qatar, Oman and Abu Dhabi. Matthew was a special guest of Deana Martin for shows in the USA celebrating the music of her father and Rat Pack member Dean Martin. He also entertained guests at Frank Lampard and Christine Bleakley’s wedding and is currently working on his debut album due for release early next year. 

Matthew is delighted to be performing at the Snowman Spectacular Ball 2017.

Electric Trio
Composed of internationally renowned and award winning musicians, the stunning all girl ensemble 'Electric Trio' provides the perfect fusion of glamour, elegance and world class skill. Educated to the highest level at the most prestigious musical conservatories, the beautiful girls individually have impressive résumés of prestigious international performances, including appearances for Royalty in Buckingham Palace, Monte Carlo and Tokyo, Rolex, Cisco Sysytems, Take That, Rihanna, Wimbledon Championships and Paris Fashion Week.

Sumptuous Spectacular Dining
Guests can look forward to a mouth-watering three-course dinner at the Hilton Brighton Metropole this year. Table hosts are encouraged to take a look at the delicious menu below and to advise Chestnut Tree House of guest names and any dietary requirements by 14 November 2017.

Snowman Spectacular Menu 2017

Table hosts are also encouraged to pre-order their wine online directly from the Hilton Brighton Metropole Hotel in advance of the Ball. 

Hilton Accommodation for Ball Guests
Guests of the Snowman Spectacular Ball receive preferential booking rates at the Hilton Brighton Metropole for the night of 2 December 2017. A limited number of rooms are available online.

Our sponsors
Our Headline Sponsors are well-known Sussex businesses Green People and Leaders.  With media support provided by Sussex Life, Platinum Business Magazine, Creative Pod and Juice 107.2. Other Ball Partners include E3 Events, ECE Architecture,  Gusto Wines, Hilton Brighton Metropole Hotel, Oliver & Graimes, Shoreham Vehicle Auctions , Signature Flight, Classic Consulting and Gemini Print.

Spectacular Auction  
The main auction at this year's Snowman Spectacular Ball promises to be the best ever, with supporters of Chestnut Tree House generously donating some unique and exciting, ‘money can’t buy’ prizes for our guests to bid on.  Our auctioneer on the night will be Nick Muston.

Nick Muston

Silent Auction
The Silent Auction is now open until midnight on 2 December 2017 to give everyone – our Ball guests and supporters alike – the chance to bid on 50 fabulous lots and help raise even more vital funds for Chestnut Tree House.  Please register to start bidding today on this spectacular online Silent Auction

Thank you to Fundraising Auctions for supporting us this year


Our Gold Cruise and Silver Luxury Weekend Raffle Draws

Enter our Gold Cruise Draw
Gold raffle tickets can be purchased on the night for £25.00 to win a relaxing nine day Norwegian Fjords cruise departing from Southampton on 8 June 2018. As you cruise from port to port along stunning coastlines, you'll be entertained day and night with exciting nightclubs, award-winning restaurants, a grand casino, swimming pools, a pampering spa and so much more. Generously donated by Andy Stuart, President of Norwegian Cruise Line.

Silver Luxury Weekend Draw
Silver Raffle tickets will be on sale on the night for £10.00.  You will have the opportunity to win an overnight stay for two including dinner, bed and breakfast at Gravetye Manor, then enjoy a nostalgic railway experience at the Bluebell Railway including traditional afternoon tea for two on board the Wealden Rambler. Generously donated by Gravetye Manor and Bluebell Railway.

Photo of Danny Pike

Danny Pike

Photo of Candy Apple

Candy Apple Blue

Matthew VanKan

Electric Trio






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