Marine ball to raise funds for wildlife trust
Cornwall Wildlife Trust's "Living Seas Ball" looks set to be a highlight of its 50th anniversary celebrations this year.
The trust's first ever marine ball, which has been a sell-out, is being held on Friday at St Michael's Hotel and Spa in Falmouth.
It will feature guest speaker television naturalist Nick Baker with musical entertainment from members of the renowned sea shanty choir Falmouth Shout.
Serena Pettigrew-Jolly, from the wildlife trust, said: "From seahorses to seagrass meadows, from sunfish to seals, Cornwall's marine environment is awe-inspiring.
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"Our Living Seas Ball will be dedicated to the wonderful wildlife we are so lucky to have in our seas and around our coastline.
"We hope that this spectacular black-tie fundraising event will enthral and inspire our guests to help us protect our precious 'Living Seas'."
She added: "We are very excited that our special guest speaker Nick Baker has agreed to present us with his entertaining talk.
"We would also like to thank our sponsors Drinkfinder, Handykam, Worldwide Financial Planning and also South West Water for all their support.
"It's going to be a fantastic way to celebrate both our 50th anniversary and marine wildlife."
The event includes a raffle which with an original signed sketch by wildlife artists Chris Thorn plus other prizes from Cornish Heritage Safaris and Fal River Ferries.
A quiz will test the marine knowledge of guests who will be in with a chance to win sweet treats from Blossom Bakery and a bottle of local champagne.
There will also be an exclusive view of the marine "doodles" created by celebrities from the world of music, art, sports, stage and screen.