CaptureA FOUNDATION set up to inspire young people through education and training is heading for a sell-out at its inaugural May Ball.

The Gus Robinson Foundation is holding the black tie event on Saturday May 21st at Hardwick Hall, Sedgefield.

The event will include live music from Quadrophonic and an auction, which includes a signed England shirt from Gazza, a 5-star cottage weekend break, a flying experience, VIP concert tickets and various sporting experiences including FA Cup action at Old Trafford.

The Gus Robinson Foundation works closely with Hartlepool College of Further Education and other partnership organisations to offer bursaries, scholarships, cadetships and awards to local youngsters – all with the aim of creating incentive, raising aspiration, assisting achievement and producing positive role models.

Michael Bretherick, the Foundation’s Chairman, is delighted by the positive response to the first fund-raising event the Foundation has organised.

He said:  “The trustees are over-whelmed by the volume of support from local businesses and individuals, our ultimate aim is to raise funds for the Foundation, which will crucially be fed back into our community to benefit youngsters from this region. Every penny raised by the Foundation goes to local people.

“Most recently we have been able to support many local initiatives and individuals through Foundation funding, and we are focused on collaborating with local businesses to ensure we continue to raise the aspirations of local youngsters.”

Judith Robinson, Foundation Trustee, is chairing the Committee she put together to organise the event and is also thrilled by the positive response to the event.

She said: “There are currently still a few tables left but we are almost at capacity. I would like to thank everyone who has donated auction or tombola prizes and say that if anyone who can’t make it is able to offer a prize, we would be extremely grateful.”

Anyone wanting tickets or who is able to donate prizes for the event can contact foundationmayball@gusrobinson.com or call (01429) 234 221 for further details.