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The Children with Cancer UK Ball 2019

Thank you to all of our valued guests and performers for supporting what was another spectacular Children with Cancer UK Ball! We are delighted to share that the event raised over £620,000 to help fight the injustice of cancer in children.

A wonderful evening of entertainment and fundraising

Hosted by Irish comedian Dara Ó Briain and headlined by R&B legend Billy Ocean, the Ball saw around 800 guests, including reality TV queen Scarlett Moffatt, come together for a wonderful evening of gourmet cuisine, fundraising and entertainment in London’s largest ballroom at the stunning Grosvenor House Hotel.

Multi-award-winning music legend Billy Ocean performed hit songs ‘Caribbean Queen’ and ‘Love Really Hurts Without You’ at the incredible evening of entertainment which also featured a jaw-dropping performance from Britain’s Got Talent illusionist Marc (aka ‘X’) Spelmann and X Factor winner Joe McElderry who treated guests to a rendition of his greatest hits.

With a champagne reception, delicious three course dinner, exclusive auction items and contributions from a host of celebrity guests, this year’s event was a truly unforgettable evening.

Take a look at the photos on our Flickr site

Location & Date

  • JW Marriott Grosvenor House London
  • November 14, 2020 7:00 pm

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A selection of photos from the evening

Everyone crowding round the stage at the ball
Billy Ocean
Joe McElderry
Marc Spelmann
On the dancefloor at the ball
Anna Richardson and Dara Ó Briain
Finalists in Heads and Tails at the Ball
Dara Ó Briain hosting
Spark = the drummers
Friends at the ball
Anna Richardson
Joe McEderry
Scarlett and Scott
Friends at the Ball
Debbie McGee with glitterball dancers
Cancer survivor Suki at the Ball
Beautifully decorated tables at the ball

Fundraising highlights

The Grand Auction

The Grand Auction is the most important fundraising part of our Ball. Auctioneer and former Olympic athlete, Derek Redmond, was fast and furious and extremely entertaining!

We are enormously grateful to all those who donated such a wonderful selection of prizes, as well as to all our bidders. Our fantastic prizes included a visit to the design team at Liberty London and the opportunity to name a print, a box for 40 at Queen & Adam Lambert’s Rhapsody concert and an opportunity to send families affected by childhood cancer to celebrate 100 years of magic with Disney on Ice.

The Silent Auction

Highlights of the Silent Auction included 7 nights at The Four Seasons Hotel Cyprus, VIP tickets to A League of Their Own, a Sunseeker Superhawk experience for 10 people and a pair of signed Floyd Mayweather shorts.

Car raffle

One lucky guest went home with a brand new Mini Cooper, very kindly donated by Tradewise, Easidrive and Kingsway Claims.

Why your support is important

Suki’s thank you video

A very special family were among the attendees of the Ball – with seven-year-old cancer survivor Suki, who finished treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia in April this year, taking the stage to speak about her cancer journey.

Here Suki has a special thank you message for everyone who came to the Ball.

You can read Suki’s story here


Save the date

The Children with Cancer UK Ball 2020 is taking place on Saturday 14th November.

Please contact us at to register your interest in reserving a table.


Thank you to our fantastic volunteer Committee who help to put on this brilliant event.

Sam Allen

John Athwal

Wendy Hallett

Richard Harley

Richard Lewis

Kerry Michael

Sandra Mileham

Gary Mordue

Vanessa Pattinson

Tiba Raja

Caroline Randerson

Linda Robson

John Shannon

Jan Skarbek

Kelly Temple

Rob Templeman

Mike Tyler

We are looking to expand our Committee for the 2020 Ball and beyond to help with:

  • Securing sponsorship
  • Selling tables to your contacts and networks
  • Sourcing prizes
  • Contributing ideas

Sponsor the Ball 2020

Headline Sponsorship and Associate Sponsorship packages are available. We will work in partnership with you to build a bespoke package made up of a selection of benefits that specifically meet the objectives and culture of your organisation including:

  • Naming rights
  • Table packages
  • Branding and advertising
  • PR and social media activity

Please email If you are interested in joining the Committee, sponsoring the Ball or donating a prize.

For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact the Events team

020 7404 0808