The MacmillanAnnual Ball


The Macmillan Annual Ball

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In 2017 the Macmillan Annual Ball and Celebrity Christmas Stocking Auction will merge to form Macmillan’s biggest new fundraising event.

Join us on Wednesday 29 November for Macmillan’s Winter Gala! This brand new event will be bigger and better than ever before taking the best bits from The Annual Ball and Macmillan’s Celebrity Christmas Stocking Auction.

A massive thank you to everyone who has supported Macmillan at the Annual Ball, we are thrilled to announce that with your support Macmillan were able to raise the most amount of money ever in 2016. An astounding £315,000 was raised taking the total for the last 5 years to over £1 million!

For over 25 years the Annual Ball has continued to grow and raise a substantial amount of money for people affected by cancer. The event has long been established and recognized as one of the leading fundraising events in the sector creating incredible memorable moments for our guests year on year.

The Winter Gala will look to encompass everything about the Annual Ball that has made it so successful for so many years and combine it with the great qualities that has made the Celebrity Christmas Stocking stand out to create an exceptional event. From first class hosts to exquisite dining and contributions from a host of celebrities the first Winter Gala promises to be an event not to be missed.

For 2017 The Winter Gala will focus on supporting Macmillan nurses. Macmillan’s nurses are a valued source of information, advice and support for cancer patients and their families during one of the hardest periods in their life. With 2.5 million people living with cancer in the UK and with this expected to grow to 4 million in 2030 it is vital that we put measures in place now to cope the with the growing demand on our services.

Register your interest now for Macmillan’s 2017 Winter Gala by emailing us at

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How can I buy tickets for the Macmillan Winter Gala 2017?

Tables for the Macmillan Winter Gala 2017 will become available to buy at the end of January. To register your interest and to stay up to date with news about this event please email


How do I get to the venue?

Centrally located on Gresham Street with excellent transport links. Guildhall is just minutes from Bank, Mansion House and St Paul's underground stations and a short walk from Cannon Street, Moorgate and Liverpool Street underground and rail stations.


What are the timings for Macmillan Winter Gala?

Timings for the evening will be announced closer to the event. The event however is likely to start with a Champagne Reception around 7pm.


What is the dress code?

Black Tie.


Is there disabled access at the venue?

Guildhall is a fully accessible venue with step-free access and disabled toilets throughout.


I can’t attend the Macmillan Winter Gala, how can I donate?

Please contact the Special Events team on 0207 840 4800 to pay by card over the phone. Alternatively, please send a cheque in the post to:

Rebecca Harfield
Macmillan Special Events
89 Albert Embankment
London SE1 7UQ


For over 25 years the Macmillan Annual Ball has provided a platform for companies to broaden their exposure, profile and competitive edge among an audience of high net worth individuals and corporate peers.

Brand Differentiation

Align your company with a popular and recognisable brand: Macmillan Cancer Support is a ground breaking charity and was ranked Best Charity Brand by YouGov for 2015, as well as being recognised for Long Term Marketing Excellence by The Marketing Society. The Not Alone Campaign, launched in February 2013, enabled Macmillan to reach over 6 million people in the UK.

Marketing and PR

Our dedicated PR team focus on a targeted approach to all relevant publications to ensure the maximum awareness of the event in the media. Previous magazine publications include Hello, OK, Quintessentially, and The Evening Standard.

Event Experience

The Special Events Team, together with a dedicated Committee of senior figures with amazing contacts, ensures that all guests have a wonderful, high profile events experience.

Sponsorship from £15,000 – £50,000

We work with you to build a bespoke package that specifically meets the objectives and culture of your organisation. The details below outline a selection of features that could complete your package:

  • Table packages to reflect the level of sponsorship
  • Logo placement throughout the event and on printed materials
  • Brand messaging at the event
  • Opportunity for product sampling at the event
  • Advertising within the event programme
  • Logo placement and links on the Macmillan website
  • PR opportunities and support
  • Social media activity

Please get in touch if you are interested in sponsoring this event or would like to find out more – 020 7840 4800 or email

The Annual Ball has raised over

£1.1 Million

in the last 5 years

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