Manx Cancer Help’s Indian Summer-themed ball has raised £34,000.
Sponsored for the second year in succession by Celton Manx the event was held at Barbara and Stuart Clague’s Ballanette Estate in Baldrine with the charity’s joint patrons Katie Melua and James Toseland as guests of honour.
Manx Cancer Help CEO Andrea Chambers said: ‘Once again the people of the Isle of Man have been enormously supportive in helping us to raise such a fantastic sum of money. Our sincere thanks go to Barbara and Stuart for making the Ballanette Estate available to us and we are indebted to Celton Manx for sponsoring the ball once again. To have their respected name associated with the event, along with Katie and James in attendance, lends greater visibility to what is our annual flagship fundraising event.
‘A tremendous amount of hard work by many people goes into making the ball a success and we’re already in the early in the stages of planning what we hope will be a headline “mega” ball for 2016, so watch this space.’
Celton Manx executive director Bill Mummery said: ‘The ball was, as always, a triumph, not least thanks to meticulous organising by Andrea, fundraiser Ally Martin and their many volunteers.
‘Manx Cancer Help understands the impact cancer has not only on those living with the disease but also their loved ones. This is a charity whose quiet professionalism, dedication and sensitivity are truly inspiring and a cause which Celton Manx was pleased to support.’
Pictured are Celton Manx executive director Bill Mummery, Pat Blake, Katie Melua and James Toseland