Old Down Estate Charity Ball

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17th May 2024
7pm - 12:30am
£55pp or £500 for table of 10

We’re thrilled to extend an invitation to the community to join us for an evening of elegance, entertainment and generosity at our Charity Ball, in the support of the Southmead Hospital Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

Mark your calendars for Friday 17th May 2024, as we gather at Old Down Manor to raise crucial funds for Southmead Hospital’s ICU. Recognised as a beacon of hope and healing, the ICU holds a special place in our hearts, tirelessly caring for individuals facing life threatening and complex conditions.

The evening promises to be an enchanting affair, commencing at 7pm with a drinks reception, followed with a delectable 3-course meal, crafted by our talented in-house chefs. As the night unfolds, guests will have the opportunity to participate in a live auction and raffle, featuring prizes such as relaxing spa days and staycation getaways. Throughout the evening, they will also have games and a magician to dazzle guests, with lively music and dancing until the early hours. Dress to impress in your finest black-tie attire as the community of Bristol come together for an evening of compassion and unity.

Every single penny from event tickets, auction and raffle will be donated straight to Southmead Hospital ICU to help fund life-saving equipment, important research, bereavement services, staff training and improved facilities.

Together, let us make a difference for the lives of those in need.

  • Dress Code: Black Tie
  • Date: Friday 17th May 2024
  • Time: 7pm-12:30am
  • Location: The Manor at Old Down Estate
  • Tickets: £55pp or £500 for table of 10
  • If you’d like to donate prizes for our raffle or auction please email info@olddownestate.co.uk
  • Registered Charity No. 1055900 Southmead Hospital


MENU (If you have any allergens or dietaries, please let us know in the dietary box at checkout)

Starter: Roasted red pepper and tomato soup with balsamic roasted cherry tomatoes and rosemary Focaccia (GFO) (VeO) (V)

Main: Roasted chicken supreme, sautéed new potatoes with chorizo and spinach with a tarragon white wine sauce (GFO) OR Squash and apricot Tagine, Israeli cous cous, home-made flat bread and vegan tzatziki (Ve) (V) (GFO)

Dessert: Sticky toffee pudding, salted caramel sauce and clotted cream ice cream (V) (VeO) (GFO)

Vegetarian (V), Gluten Free (GF), Gluten Free Option (GFO), Dairy Free (DF), Vegan (Ve) and Vegan Option (VeO). Full allergen information is available for all dishes upon request*. Our Allergen Guide is available on request. It shows which of the 14 legally declarable allergens are contained in every dish but it does not list all ingredients.


What is the dress code?

Our dress code is black tie, meaning smart attire including suit & tie, and dresses.

Do I have to take part in the auction?

No, you do not have to take part in the auction, but we are hoping to raise as much money for charity as we can.

Do I need to book a whole table? 

No, you don’t have to book a whole table of 10, individual tickets are available to purchase.

I have dietaries, is that the only food option? 

We offer vegetarian & vegan options, please let us know at the time of booking if you have any dietary requirements and allergies.

Do you have to pre-book?

Yes, you must pre-book and spaces are limited.

Where’s my money going?

All the money we raise on the night will be going to the Southmead Hospital Charity. You can find more information on the charity here.

What’s included in the ticket price?

The ticket price covers a welcome drink, 3-course meal prepared by our in-house chefs, and access to the whole evening full of entertainment & raffle