It was a fairy tale ending for CLIC Sargent's Fantasy Ball as it raised £100,000 for children and young people with cancer.
The theme of this year’s ball was Once Upon a Time and guests were transported to a mystical fairy tale world for the evening at the Underglobe, in London’s Bankside on Thursday 5 March 2015.
CLIC Sargent Patron and TV and radio presenter Gaby Roslin hosted the event and encouraged guests to pledge donations. She also introduced Ryan Dustan, whose family was supported by CLIC Sargent when his son Oscar was diagnosed with leukaemia.
He told the audience how important CLIC Sargent was to his family while his little boy received cancer treatment, especially their CLIC Sargent Social Worker.
There was also a moving performance from Sim Pattison, whose girlfriend Ellie Sedgwick was supported by CLIC Sargent when she had Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Guests were invited to bid in both live and silent auctions with the top lots including a beautiful Picasso, private dinner party and stay in a small luxury hotel in a location of the winners’ choice.
CLIC Sargent Major Events Manager Hannah Gripton said: “The Once Upon A Time Fantasy Ball was a tremendous success and we’re delighted to have raised in the region of £100,000.
"This will go towards the vital support CLIC Sargent provides for children and young people, and their families, whose lives have been affected by cancer.
“We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who made this an event a success, including the Fantasy Ball committee, our sponsors and those who donated auction prizes.”
Chair of the Fantasy Ball Committee: Steve Schlemmer
The Fantasy Ball Committee: Silvia and Valentina Cangiano, Racheal Daniel, Irina Miles, Olga Pavlova, Mario Polytardis, Charlotte Pudney, Samantha Schnee, Deborah Scott and Deborah Smith.
Find out more
To find out more about next year's Fantasy Ball, please get in touch with CLIC Sargent Major Events Manager Hannah Gripton on 020 8752 2865 or firstname.lastname@example.org.