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M2000 holds charity ball in July

Mortgage 2000, in conjunction with the other parts of the Moneysupermarket Financial Group, is holding a Venetian summer ball in aid of the children&#39s charity NCH.


The ball takes place on July 2 at Northop Hall County House Hotel, Flintshire in North Wales.

Set in nine acres of woodland and tranquil gardens, Northop Hall Country House Hotel provides the perfect backdrop to the evening.  Fire-eaters, jugglers, a three-piece band and a casino will provide entertainment.


NCH, formerly National Children&#39s Home, is a national charity that works with more children and young people including those affected by poverty, disability and abuse, than any other UK charity.


The Ball features dinner, dancing, a charity auction as well as roulette and black jack tables.


Tickets to the ball are available priced at £75 each, £600 for a table of eight, £700 for a table of 10 or £800 for a table of 12. Accommodation at Northop Hall Country House Hotel is also available.


Sean Hornsby, managing director of M2000 Financial Group, says: “We hope that people from all parts of the mortgage industry will join the company for what should be an excellent evening that will, we hope, raise a considerable sum for a very good cause.”



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