13 March 2014

Archibald Knox Manx Cancer Help

Celton Manx is to sponsor the Archibald Knox Ball in aid of Manx Cancer Help to be held on Saturday September 6th at the Mount Murray Hotel.

The charity’s joint patrons James Toseland and Katie Melua will be guests of honour at the black tie event which is taking as its theme the 150th anniversary of the birth of Manx-born Archibald Knox, one of the most influential figures in the British art nouveau movement. Entertainment will be by local band The Waltons with Christy DeHaven and Dave Armstrong.

Fundraising co-ordinator Ally Martin said: ‘This is our flagship fundraising event for 2014 and provides an opportunity for us to share in the island’s Archibald Knox celebrations. The ball will be a really glamorous affair, very much in the spirit of Knox’s legendary sophisticated designs.

‘With estimates that every two minutes someone in the British Isles is diagnosed with cancer, Manx Cancer Help’s work is to provide professional, emotional and practical support, not only to the cancer patient but also to their family and friends, all of whom can be affected in some way.

‘As a self-funding Manx charity that needs to cover costs of around £250,000 a year to deliver our expanding range of services, events such as the Archibald Knox Ball are vital to raise our profile and much needed funds. In this we are enormously grateful to Celton Manx for their sponsorship of what will be a truly memorable evening.’

James Toseland said: ‘Katie and I admire the tremendous work Manx Cancer Help is doing, offering a confidential, sympathetic and wholly professional service. Ally and the rest of the team also know how to put on some really imaginative fundraising events so we’re looking forward to being part of what we know will be a great night.’

Celton Manx executive director Bill Mummery said: ‘Manx Cancer Help recognises that cancer is as much about quality of life as it is about cure and that it touches not only the patient but also those closest to them. Celton Manx applauds the way the charity provides a sensitive, holistic approach which gives people the strength to carry on at a testing time in their lives. For these reasons we welcome the opportunity to support Manx Cancer Help’s work by sponsoring the Archibald Knox Ball.’

To purchase a table or individual tickets, contact Ally Martin, 679544, ally@manxcancerhelp.org.




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