The Butterfly Volunteer Service at Stevenage's Lister Hospital is appealing for donors and corporate sponsors for its inaugural fundraising ball.

Awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in 2020, the service sees trained volunteers provide support and companionship to patients at the end of their life, and support for their loved ones.

The team is hoping its Butterfly Ball at Knebworth Barns in September will raise £25,000, and is appealing to businesses to sponsor a table, the meal or entertainment, or to donate auction and raffle prizes.

It costs £45,000 a year to run the award-winning service, which ensures nobody has to die alone.

Sponsorship packages are available for the ball, along with the opportunity to have company logos and advertisements in the programme and displayed throughout the event.

For more information, email Angela Fenn at or call her on 07825 072142.