Masquerade Ball for Amniotic Fluid Embolism Research

In memory of the beloved Jodie Wilson, family and friends organised a Masquerade Ball to raise money towards research into Amniotic Fluid Embolism (AFE); a rare and tragic pregnancy complication in which amniotic-fluid, fetal skin or other cells enter the mother’s blood stream, which trigger an allergic reaction with heartbreaking results.

Tragically Jodie lost her life to AFE while giving birth to her second child in 2014. Since that dreadful day her family and friends have committed to raising money to fund our research into this rare condition so that other families won’t have to go through the same pain as those close to Jodie.

Held in the stunning grounds of Chichester Golf Club, guests had they photo taken and received a welcome drink on arrival, before a two course meal with music from a local band.

Everyone made their way to the dance floor for the disco, after the raffle was drawn.

Jenna Robinson, Jodie’s sister, said:”The photo booth was popular all night, with everyone going pretty crazy with all the props! Our DJ did a fab job with keeping the dance floor full all evening. Dan and Natalie owners of Steele Memories photography were fantastic, from helping us with all the preparations for the night and for helping us on the night with no hiccups, they are definitely now part of TEAM JODIE. Feeling very proud that we pulled off a fab night.

One guest said: “Well done for pulling off a very well organised event. My little gang all had a great time. Hope to see you again at another event.”

“Thank you for a great night and it was a pleasure fundraising in such a fun way. It was really well organised, loved that so many people danced, good DJ and nice venue and food. Can’t wait for the next one,” added another.