Molly’s Ball for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Young Molly Noden, eight, from Shropshire has been busy helping to organise a charity ball for CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, and their families as well as two other charities.

Molly's Ball

Molly was diagnosed with leukaemia three years ago, only finishing her treatment in the spring of this year.

Her mum Heather said: “The last three years have been a roller coaster of a ride, but after all that, we thought it would be nice to organise an event to say thank you to those who supported us during this time and to raise awareness of childhood cancer.”

The night saw over 200 guests wine and dine at the Tern Hill Hall, near Market Drayton at an event organised by Molly with the support of mum and dad, Heather and Ian as well as brother, Ben.

Guests were greeted by a string quartet, danced to the groovy sounds of the Lovelies from Stoke on Trent and all dug deep for the auction hosted by TV presenter, Nick Hancock.

CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Anna Finnegan said: “An incredible £6,000 was raised from the event, everyone was so generous during the auction, raffle and the Bush Tucker Trial which was designed and made by Ian Noden.

“We really appreciate the hard work and generosity from the community– every penny raised will help provide vital support for children and young people with cancer, and their families.

“September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and during this month 130 more families will hear the shocking news that their child has cancer. You can show your support by buying a gold ribbon from our website and wearing it throughout September.”

Find out more

For more information on how you can raise money for CLIC Sargent, please contact Anna Finnegan on 01509 672 395 or email: