Autism Aware UK Charity Ball 2013

Our second annual charity ball sponsored by Options Group was held at the Alton Towers Hotel on the 15th November 2013, it was a masquerade theme which was attended by 200 guests.

k&jAutism Aware UK Founders – Kim & Jon Southall

It was once again an amazing evening of raising autism awareness and funds for Autism Aware UK, as well as celebrating the news that Autism Aware UK had received charity status!!

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We were also thrilled to announce that the very talented Scott James had accepted to be a proud patron of Autism Aware UK.

IMG_6663Scott James (left) with Kim & Jon Southall

The evening was hosted for a second successive year by Bret ‘Hollywood’ Freeman and we also welcomed back  for a second successive year the incredibly talented trio Martin Finn, Carly Ryan & Scott James who treated our guests to amazing performances.

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Guests were left stunned and bamboozled by mentalist/ illusionist Mason King who performed around the tables.


There was also an amazing selection of raffle/auction prizes on offer which helped us raise £4,486 on the night thanks to our unbelievably generous guests.

The evening was once again brought to a close with 2 fantastic sets from The Supersets who had the dance floor filled from start to finish!


We are now looking forward to our 3rd annual charity ball in November 2014.








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“WOW!  What an amazing event!  The Autism Aware Charity Ball continues to be the highlight of my year!  Jon and Kim you are both so brilliant and took this event to a whole new level!!  The entire evening start to finish was just amazing!  I am very proud to be involved with such a worthwhile charity and with such a great community! Thank you, thank you, thank you!  Cant wait for next year!” – Bret Freeman

“An incredible night with like-minded individuals. A lot of planning was put into this, and it shows! Jon and Kim have done a wonderful job with the Autism Aware UK charity balls over the past two years. Looking forward to the next!” – Scott James

“Another wonderful night! We had the most amazing time, and brought new friends who were blown away by Everything!!!!!!! Can’t wait till next year! The singers Scott, Carly and Martin were truly inspirational, still brought tears! They have the most wonderful parents, who  are a joy to talk to! Even brought a Christmas present!!!! Kim and Jon you did Autism Aware UK proud! xxxxx” – Kerry Robertson

“Absolutely amazing! Had the best time and won a iPad mini xx Met some amazing people and Kim and Jon what a lovely couple,x  made us very welcome and the singer martin omg what an amazing singer” – Emily Thomas

“Had a fabulous night, the food and entertainment again this were brilliant. Really looking forward to attending next years ball.” – Denise Grant