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Midsummer Ball Success at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy

The Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy (WPNSA) was host to the Weymouth and Portland Chamber of Commerce’s second Midsummer Ball on Saturday 16th July. Over 140 guests attended the “Gangsters and Moll’s” themed ball which, over the course of the evening, raised a significant amount of money for the children’s charity “Julia’s House”.

The evening started with guests attending a delightful Pimms Reception whilst overlooking The Academy and Portland Harbour. The evening included a Charity Auction, Grand Raffle, and live music from “Mission Blue”, an established UK Mo town tribute band.

Organiser, Fiona Penny of Sunflower’s Floral Design commented: “I was so pleased with last years’ success, I didn’t think we could beat it this year – but we have! I feel so honoured to host such a fantastic event once again, it’s for such a good cause and the generosity of the guests has been fantastic. All the guests who attended looked fabulous in the Gangsters & Moll’s attire. I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who supported us, The Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy and all the local businesses for donating the raffle and auction prizes.”

The WPNSA is the ideal venue for functions and events. Spinnakers function room can cater for up to 150 people with seasonal local produce. The private balcony offers breath-taking views out across Portland Harbour. John Tweed, Chief Executive of the Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy added, “The Sailing Academy provides the perfect atmosphere for all types of events. A 2012 venue combined with excellent catering facilities and our Spinnaker room with the adjoining balcony create a truly unique combination that will make the event unforgettable.”

Sunflowers Floral Design supplied the accessories such as mirrored centre pieces, decorations, balloons as well as candelabra’s and  glass bowls, designed and filled with glorious summer flowers. All accessories, occasion and corporate flowers can be supplied by Fiona Penny, please telephone 01305 789065 or visit for a range of products and services.

For more information regarding The Weymouth and Portland Chamber of Commerce and membership information please contact The President Andy Cooke on 07790 892095 or visit 

For more information regarding events at WPNSA, please visit the “Functions and Seminars” section of the WPNSA website

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