Have a ball raising hospice funds in Mark's memory
Fundraiser Sara Box is encouraging people to have a ball while remembering her husband Mark and raising funds for Dorothy House in the process.
Mr Box died at home in April 2011, aged 47, after a ten-month battle with oesophagus cancer.
Since then his wife has held several events in his memory to help the work of the hospice and is now organising the Christmas Masquerade Ball.
Any money raised will be put into the Mark Box Tulip Fund – one of dozens set up for Dorothy House on behalf of families.
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Mr Box was a keen sportsman, taking part in the Bath and Bristol half marathons annually for more than ten years. He also ran the London Marathon and the Great North Run.
His other sporting activities included squash, cycling and, in his earlier days, football where he played for a number of local teams.
The keen Manchester United fan later became a well-respected class 1 referee.
Mr Box was employed at several local factories before he worked with young adults with Asperger's syndrome at the Priory unit in Radstock.
The Christmas Ball is being held on Saturday, December 7, at Paulton Rovers Football Club.
Mrs Box said: "It costs £7,000 a day to run Dorothy House so any fundraising we do is just a little drop in the ocean, but every little helps"
The dress code is ballgown or cocktail dress with black tie for men.
Mrs Box said: "It is a masquerade so the idea is for everyone to wear a mask with a prize for the most original."
Tickets for the ball, which include food and entertainment, cost £45 and are available from Mrs Box on 07738 127904.
A quiz held at the weekend also netted £600 for the fund at the Winsley-based hospice care charity.