Diamonds are Marilyn’s best friend

Marilyn Hague, from Bradfield, wins key to the safe containing a half carat diamond at Whirlow Hall Farm's fundraising ball.
Marilyn Hague, from Bradfield, wins key to the safe containing a half carat diamond at Whirlow Hall Farm's fundraising ball.

A GLITTERING event raised more than £6,800 for a Sheffield charity - and one lucky guest walked away with a half carat diamond after winning a competition.

Whirlow Hall Farm’s annual fundraising ball was held at Baldwin’s Omega, Brincliffe Edge, and attracted 260 guests.

Entertainment was provided by City Limits dancers Tori and Matthew who dazzled the ballroom with amazing Latin dances in between each course.

The highlight of the evening came when 10 hopefuls took part in the diamond draw by trying their luck at opening a safe to reveal the precious stone, donated by PA Jewellery.

The lucky lady to finally crack the safe and reveal the diamond was Marilyn Hague, from Bradfield.

She was amazed at the result, declaring: “I’ve never won more than £1 before! I took the diamond to PA jewellery who are setting it into a beautiful yellow gold ring. It will sit next to my great grandmother’s engagement ring which is more than 150 years old.”

The event was sponsored by the city’s largest hotel, Jury’s Inn.

Lisa Clowes, Fundraiser and Event Organiser from Whirlow Hall Farm Trust, said: “It was a fantastic night, the funds raised are much needed and will really help to ensure that Whirlow Hall Farm can continue to provide children and young adults from all over South Yorkshire with a positive, interactive learning environment.”