A Night with Hollie

14 March 2016
Hollie balloons

Friends and family gathered to remember Hollie Robinson at a very special fundraising event in December 2015 at Wealdstone Football Club.

There was entertainment, fireworks, raffles and a silent auction. £5,470 was raised for Children with Cancer UK.

Hollie and Princess DianaAbout Hollie

Hollie was diagnosed with leukaemia when she was just four years old. She was a bright, sweet and funny girl, who touched the hearts of everyone she met.

Hollie enjoyed attending events organised by Children with Cancer UK. After bravely battling leukaemia, Hollie recovered and we were delighted when she chose to volunteer with us as part of her work experience.

Hollie RobinsonSadly, 17 years after her first diagnosis Hollie relapsed and tragically died 10 months later, in October 2014, aged 21.

A Night with Hollie was a wonderful occasion that allowed family and friends to come together and remember Hollie, whilst also raising vital funds for Children with Cancer UK.

[Photos: Hollie with Princess Diana / Hollie]

Fundraising galore

silent auction prizes

As well as a firework display and a DJ there were two raffle draws. Prizes were kindly donated by Ant and Dec, Woburn Safari Park and Ladbrokes PLC, to name just a few. The spectacular Grand Raffle prize was a trip for two to New York, courtesy of Virgin Airways!

There was a silent auction, full of sports memorabilia donated by the England Football Team, the Sri Lankan and England Cricket teams, Manchester United FC, Chelsea FC, and many more!

Special edition customised glitter glasses were sold by Glamour Glitz.

Funding life-saving research

The evening was a huge success and raised a fantastic £5,470.

This will help us fund life-saving research into the causes, prevention and treatments of childhood cancer.

Thank you

Hollie and DannieA most sincere thank you to everyone who supported the event and donated so generously.

Thank you also to everyone involved for their hard work in organising the evening. Special thanks to Hollie’s family and friends, Clare Robinson, Dannie Lloyd, Becky Murray, Linda Lloyd, Corrine Robinson, Abbey Holley and Hayley Self.

Thanks to Ladbrokes PLC for their generous contribution of £500.

[Photos: Hollie and her friend Dannie]

Read more: Our tribute to Hollie | Funding research | Supporting families

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