Tickets for a summer’s evening charity ball offering guests the chance to enjoy one of Shropshire’s most beautiful wedding venues are now on sale.

The Secret Garden Ball will feature a band and disco as well as a three-course meal for guests who will be dressed in their best dresses and black tie. It is being held in the beautiful venue of Pimhill Barns, near Shrewsbury, which will be transformed into a secret garden for the evening.

It will take place on Saturday, 31st August and is being organised by Lingen Davies Cancer Fund, which works to support cancer services and those impacted by cancer across Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, and Mid Wales. A dedicated ball committee, chaired by Mandy Thorn MBE, last year’s High Sheriff of Shropshire, has been set up to ensure everyone has a truly memorable evening of fun and fundraising.

Mandy said: “We are thrilled to be putting together such a fantastic event to raise funds for Lingen Davies Cancer Fund,

“We chose Pimhill Barns as the venue because it really is a very special location, a beautiful part of the Shropshire countryside, and is not only a place for spectacular weddings but I know will ensure everyone has a wonderful evening.

“Pimhill is ideally situated just north of Shrewsbury, and we hope to attract guests from across Shropshire and Mid Wales for an enchanting evening of music and good food whilst helping to raise money for the fantastic work of our charity.

“As a black-tie event, it is a rare chance to get all dressed up for a great cause,” she added.

Headline sponsor of the ball is home life safety firm Aico.

Laura Opechowska, Community Liaison at the Morda-based company, added: “Aico is proud to sponsor Lingen Davies’ Secret Garden Ball. We are dedicated to community well-being and excited to support such an important cause.

“Partnering with Lingen Davies helps us improve cancer care and bring hope to patients and their families. We are thankful for the chance to support such a caring organisation and look forward to an inspiring evening of fundraising.”

Lingen Davies aims to improve the lives of anyone affected by cancer. The charity has improved access to cancer treatment in the county through increased treatment options and staff at county hospitals and in the community, as well as funded projects such as skull caps to reduce hair loss during chemotherapy, free yoga and wellbeing sessions for people diagnosed with cancer and support for counselling and financial and legal advice – as well as many other projects.

This year the charity is celebrating its 45th anniversary and it is estimated that more than 100,000 people have had their cancer treatment and care improved as a direct impact of the work and appeals of Lingen Davies Cancer Fund.

Tickets are £65 per person and include a sparkling drinks reception, three course meal, live auction, and entertainment by local band New Agenda. For more information or to buy tickets visit the website

Laura Opechowska and Ryan Evans from Aico, with Angela Hill from Lingen Davies preparing for an evening of fun at Pimhill.