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Daisy Ball raises over £170k for children with cancer

Cancer Fund for Children hosted a Daisy Ball on Friday 20th May, raising over £170k in support of children and families impacted by cancer.

On Friday 20th May, we hosted a Daisy Gala Ball in the Culloden Estate and Spa in Holywood, raising over £170,000 in support of children and families impacted by cancer.

The event was organised by long-term supporter of the charity, Leslie Hughes OBE, with the support of Kris Turnbull founder of Kris Turnbull studios, and was attended by over 300 guests from the world of business and beyond including Brian and Mark of The Gourmet Boys, Lady Mary Peters and Bernadette Hagans, an ambassador of the charity who received support following her leg amputation to treat a rare soft tissue cancer when she was just 22. Guests took part in a fundraising auction on the night, raising over £170,000 to support us in ensuring no child throughout Northern Ireland has to face cancer alone.

“We are so grateful to everyone who attended the Daisy Ball and helped to make it such a success. The incredible amount of money raised will help fund our essential services which provide vital support to children and families impacted by cancer. The work that we do would never be possible without our amazing supporters and I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who sponsored the event and made it possible. You truly are helping us make a difference across Northern Ireland. I would like to extend a special thank you to Leslie Hughes OBE for hosting the Daisy Ball on our behalf and Kris Turnbull for all of his support in bringing the event together.”

CEO of Cancer Fund for Children, Phil Alexander

“I’m so proud to be able to support such an amazing charity and delighted with how the event went and how much money was raised. Bringing people together, to celebrate the great work of such a fantastic organisation and to raise money to ensure it can continue is extremely rewarding, as well as good fun!”

Long-time supporter of the charity and organiser of the event, Leslie Hughes OBE

As well as fine dining and fundraising, guests enjoyed a glamorous event which included live entertainment from Bjorn Again & Re-Take That.