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