A GLITTER ball is taking place tomorrow (November 11) to raise money for charity. 

Organised by trail hunting group, Dart Vale, South Pool & Modbury Harriers, the ball is set to raise money for St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth, Erme Valley Riding for the Disabled, and South West Blood Bikes.

And some amazing prizes have been donated to help raise money including artwork, gift boxes, hampers and vouchers. 

The glitter ball will be at Boringdon Park Golf Club in Plympton and will include an auction to raise money for the charities. 

Jen Freeman, from the group, said: “The lots that have been donated by so many people are absolutely beautiful and we are just amazed by their generosity. There is a wonderful community spirit in this area and that’s why people rally round to support good causes.

"We have a longstanding relationship with St Luke’s Hospice, which provides such an extraordinary service, and we also raised money for Erme Valley riding for the disabled group last year too, while this year we are supporting the blood bikes for the first time. It’s wonderful to be able to give something back.”


  • Bespoke artwork 'squid' made by Andy Haris
  • Hand-made glass goblet with pewter sleeve by Luke Axworthy 
  • Pastel artwork of a horse by Abbie Hart 
  • Fused-glass pendant necklace by Janine Bushell
  • Voucher for dermal fillers 
  • Boxing day hamper 
  • Gift box of Salcome crab and lobster 

Peggy Douglas of Erme Valley Riding for the Disabled said: “We very much appreciate the support of the Glitter Ball, which has helped us maintain the service to the community for those with disabilities or additional needs. We cater for over 100 individuals weekly, providing riding therapy and associated activities.”

The 2022 glitter ball raised an incredible £3,600 for good causes, with £1,200 going to each charity - St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth, the Trussell Trust Food Bank and Erme Valley Riding for the Disabled.

Peter Ward of St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth added: “Jen Freeman and Amber McMenamie from the trail hunt in Dart Vale do an amazing job fundraising and there is a long-term relationship there which helps the hospice immensely. We are so grateful for all their continued support.”

The Dart Vale, South Pool & Modbury Harriers is a member of the British Hound Sports Association (BHSA), the governing body for the 242 accredited and licensed trail hunts that all adhere to the core principles of ethical trail hunting.

If you would like to bid for any of the lots at this year's glitter ball, email glitterball2022@gmail.com.