10 December 2015
Macmillan Cancer Support’s Annual Ball has surpassed all expectations by raising over £280,000, with funds still coming in. The fundraising ball at The Savoy was hosted by Louise Minchin and attended by a host of famous faces.
Guests were invited to ‘step through the looking glass’ for a welcoming champagne reception, before entering the ballroom for an evening of fine dining, entertainment and a live auction.
Musical entertainment on the evening was provided by award-winning virtuoso electric violin duo, FUSE, and British swing group Jack Pack.
This year’s live auction alone raised £42,000 which will be used to support two Macmillan professionals who are based at Jigsaw4U – a charity working to support children and young people through trauma, loss and bereavement.
The funds will be used to ensure that even more young people can benefit from the support the charity offers.
Over £50,000 was raised on the evening by guests making pledges to support Jigsaw4U. This is enough to fund a Macmillan Support Worker with the charity for a whole year.
Nobody should face cancer alone. To find out more about fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Support, visit www.macmillan.org.uk
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For further information, please contact:
Amy London – Press Officer, Macmillan Cancer Support
020 7091 2366 (out of hours 07801 307068)
Notes to Editors:
About Macmillan Cancer Support
When you have cancer, you don’t just worry about what will happen to your body, you worry about what will happen to your life. Whether it’s concerns about who you can talk to, planning for the extra costs or what to do about work, at Macmillan we understand how a cancer diagnosis can take over everything.
That’s why we’re here. We provide support that helps people take back control of their lives. But right now, we can’t reach everyone who needs us. We need your help to make sure that people affected by cancer get the support they need to face the toughest fight of their life. No one should face cancer alone, and with your support no one will.
To get involved, call 0300 1000 200
today. And please remember, we’re here for you too. If you’d like support, information or just to chat, call us free on 0808 808 00 00
(Monday to Friday, 9am–8pm) or visit macmillan.org.uk