Gala ball celebrates a year of success for charity

By Anita Jaynes on 4 December, 2015

Businesses and individuals gathered together at a glittering ball to celebrate a year of helping families living in poverty in the UK and overseas.

The Gala Ball for People against Poverty and Business against Poverty was held at the Bailbrook House Hotel, Bath last month and raised an additional £16,000 for the charity’s work.

Bill Huxley, founder of Business against Poverty said: “We’ve achieved so much this year for families in poverty and in crisis in the UK and overseas. It’s only right to celebrate those who help us to do this month in and month out.

“We’re also grateful to our sponsors for the event Bailbrook House Hotel, John Williams Heating Services, Zeke Creative and Mail Boxes Etc-Bath for their continued support.”

Over the year, the charity has:

*raised £18,000 to help the victims of the Nepal earthquake.

* supported 170 people in crisis in the UK through its project, Bridging The Gap.

* distributed 2568 food parcels to those living in extreme poverty in Romania.

*changed the lives of 228 children through sponsorship.

*built, glazed and insulated 3 animal pens for our new Micro Farm project, aiming to   support communities to become self sustaining.

The charity, which is based in Hilperton, near Trowbridge, works in partnership with The Way of Joy project in Romania, the Starlight Centre in Nepal, St Joseph’s Creche Orphanage in Haiti and runs its own UK project  Bridging the Gap.  They also run child sponsorship programmes. For more details visit: or

Pictured above from left to right: Anthony Cornwell, Val Huxley CEO People against Poverty, Michelle Cornwell and Bill Huxley Founder of Business against Poverty, kindly supplied by Allen Ng –