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Nottingham Conference Centre has been chosen to play host to this year's Prince's Trust Winter Ball.

The Winter Ball, which will raise money to get local disadvantaged young people into work, training or education, will be held in the Conference Centre's Old Museum on Saturday 3 December.

The youth charity's black-tie event will kick-off with a champagne reception followed by a three-course-dinner and dancing to a live band. Further entertainment includes a main auction offering very unique prestigious prizes, an electronic silent auction and themed raffle bundles.

Steve Hampson, Co-chair of The Prince's Trust East Midlands Development Committee, said: “The evening promises to be a spectacular event which we hope will expose people to the awesome venue we have chosen which is a hidden gem right in the middle of the city centre. All money raised will help vulnerable young people in the region escape long-term unemployment and poverty, as well as boosting the local economy and reducing the benefits bill.”

Jillian Miles, Conference and Events Operations Manager of Nottingham Conference Centre, said: “The Prince's Trust is a great charity that does excellent work for young people and we're delighted to have been chosen to host the exclusive event. The Old Museum will be transformed into a winter wonderland that will really allow the guests to relax and get into the festive spirit.”

The Prince's Trust gives young people the skills and confidence to find a job. The youth charity needs almost a £1million a week to help continue its vital work getting young people into work, education or training. Last year The Prince's Trust helped more than 4,000 young people in the East Midlands, giving them the skills and confidence to find a job.

The last two balls held by the Prince's Trust in the East Midlands raised £140,000, to help youngsters move into work, training or education.

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Published: 21 November 2011