Vikings raise thousands for local hospice

Pictured: Viking revellers at the ball. Photos: Nick Cane

A viking-themed ball took place out on the Wanaka-Luggate highway on Saturday, August 4.

The evening, held at Corbridge Woolshed, had 145 people in attendance and the $160 ticket provided food cooked over a fire pit, live music, a charity auction and entertainment throughout the evening.

Corbridge owner Peter Marshall, who ran the event, said it went very well.

“All in all a fantastic night. Everyone got fully into the theme,” Peter said.

He described the charity auction as a “roaring success”.

Although counting is not yet complete, already over $15,000 has been raised and will be donated to the Upper Clutha Hospice.

It was of Peter’s belief that the Upper Clutha Hospice needed the funding and said the hospice had a massive job with fundraising, so he thought “why not them”.

When asked whether he would organise another event, Peter replied: “To me, it’s like childbirth - and I have no understanding of course - apparently you forget and do it again.”

Pictured: Viking revellers at the ball. Photos: Nick Cane

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