The Children with Cancer UK Ball

Event cancelled

It is with great regret that we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Ball on Saturday 13 November 2021.

The cancellation and postponement of the majority of our fundraising events due to the COVID-19 pandemic meant that we lost 40% of our income last year. Our priority in 2021 needs to be around the reduction of any potential risks to our income so that we can continue to be there for families affected by childhood cancer and fund life-saving research.

Whilst the vaccine offers hope that the situation in the UK will have improved enormously by November, we are unable to commit the costs and resources to the event at this stage against the continued background of uncertainty.

We look forward to making the 2022 Ball bigger and better than ever and hopefully we can see you there.

If you have any questions, please do get in touch at

Location & Date

  • JW Marriott Grosvenor House, London, W1K 7TN
  • November 12, 2022

Contact Details

Our highlights film

Watch the video for the best bits of the 2019 Children with Cancer UK Ball.

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.

You can read Suki’s story here


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

Sam AllenVanessa Pattinson
John AthwalTiba Raja
Richard HarleyCaroline Randerson
Richard LewisLinda Robson
Kerry MichaelJohn Shannon
Sandra MilehamKelly Temple
Gary MordueRob Templeman


We are looking to expand our Ball Committee for the 2022 Ball and beyond to help with:

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

Please email if you are interested in joining the Committee.

Ball sponsorship packages

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

Please email if you would like to discuss sponsorship opportunities.

The 2019 Ball

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. Thank you.

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.

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

020 7404 0808

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