Young girl aims to raise funds with masquerade ball at hotel

Annabelle Orritt with staff at the air ambulance base.
Annabelle Orritt with staff at the air ambulance base.

The family of a girl who was injured in an accident are looking for people to come along to a masquerade ball next month to raise funds for a charity which helped her.

Annabelle Orritt, from Woodford Halse, suffered from a fractured skull, eye socket, cheek bone, blood on the brain and damaged vertebrae when a tree landed on her as she walked home from school in May last year.

Annabelle was walking along the pathway adjacent to the old railway line in the village when a 40ft tree suddenly up rooted and fell, catching her on the way down.

Her family are now organising a masquerade ball at Fawsley Hall Hotel and Spa in aid of the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA)on Friday, March 13.

The air ambulance gave her treatment and took her to hospital after she had her accident.

It was while Annabelle was recovering in hospital that she decided to raise money for the WNAA. This latest masquerade ball is her attempt to raise extra funds for the charity.

The family has previously organised a charity ball at the same venue and raised a total of £3,897 for the air ambulance.

There will be a champagne reception at the masquerade ball followed by a three-course meal, a raffle and dancing.

The ball start at 7pm and tickets are £49.50 per person, with 10 people per table.

For every ticket sold £20 will be donated to WNAA funds.

To book a ticket at the masquerade ball call 01327 892000 or email or go to