The Children with Cancer Ball 2017
Thanks to our wonderfully generous guests, our annual fundraising ball raised over £600,000 towards our work to help children with cancer.
A champagne reception in the stunning Great Room of the Grosvenor House Hotel gave guests a chance to meet up with friends in this glamourous setting.
Singer Spenser serenaded guests during dinner and after dinner, Saira Luther and Robin Bailey sang some beautiful operatic arias, ending with a rendition of I Vow To Thee My Country which had everyone on their feet. The wonderful Hal Cruttenden provided comedy and later The Drifters performed their hits, with more dancing into the small hours with everyone’s favourite dance band, Rollacoaster.
The Grand Auction
The Grand Auction is not just the most important fundraising part of our Ball, it was also fast and furious and extremely entertaining!
An amazing £35,000 was raised thanks to the Teasdale family’s donation of special mattresses and a box for eight to see Ed Sheeran at Wembley in June 2018, donated by Tradewise Insurance, raised £20,000.
The Silent Auction
We are enormously grateful to all those who donated such a wonderful selection of prizes, as well as to all our bidders. Here is just a small selection of those:
- A year’s supply of lingerie from Boux Avenue
- Boxing gloves signed by Chris Eubank & Chris Eubank Jnr
- Four seats in the Chairman’s box for a Saracens home game
- Four tickets to see ‘Loose Women’ being filmed
Our raffle prize winner
One very happy guest went home knowing they had won a brand new Mini, very kindly donated by Tradewise, Kingsway Claims and Easidrive.