Monday, 14 March 2016

Charity Ball in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust

Writing to you all this time with very much a 'good news story' which raised a lot of money for charity.
One of my best friends Jess is very good at organising events; she has previously run a very successful ball in aid of the charity work she does, sending gifts to children with a condition called scoliosis, which is a curvature of the spine. Jess has her own experience with this, and had a serious operation a few years ago to correct her own curve. She tackled the whole horrid experience with tenacity and a fantastic sense of humour, and she really is an inspiration to me, and the fact that after her experience she wanted to help others really is amazing.
After I was diagnosed and told her more about how the Teenage Cancer Trust did and still continue to help me in my recovery, she said she was going to organise and event to raise money for them.
I wasn't sure what event she had had in mind, but I wasn't expecting a ball with live music and a photo booth and over 100 people attending.


On Saturday 5th March we took over the Cathedral Ballroom at the Doubletree by Hilton hotel on the Brayford Waterfront in Lincoln; and the total raised including a raffle and an auction was £1720 which is absolutely incredible. £50 can pay for a young person to have 2 hours with a specialist nurse, so that amount can achieve so much.
So, Jess, if you're reading this, you should be so proud of yourself for organising such an amazing event, and thank you.

3 comments:

  1. A great night & a wonderful achievement for such a good cause.

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  2. Well said Tash. Just like you, Jess is a courageous and kind person and by the turn out to the ball it is easy to see that everyone admires the determination that surrounds you amazing teenagers. Acts of genuine kindness that has been displayed is a testimonial to teenagers, acknowledging that the stereotypical judgements made certainly do not apply to you girls. It was a fantastic evening and a wonderful excuse for me to visit Lincoln again. X

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  3. Well said Tash. Just like you, Jess is a courageous and kind person and by the turn out to the ball it is easy to see that everyone admires the determination that surrounds you amazing teenagers. Acts of genuine kindness that has been displayed is a testimonial to teenagers, acknowledging that the stereotypical judgements made certainly do not apply to you girls. It was a fantastic evening and a wonderful excuse for me to visit Lincoln again. X

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