Pink Ribbon Ball celebrates its 20th anniversary at the iconic Natural History Museum

13/10/2014

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Pink Ribbon Ball celebrates its 20th anniversary at the iconic Natural History Museum

The Pink Ribbon Ball, in aid of Breast Cancer Campaign, was a fantastic success this year, with over 400 people in attendance. The ball, which this year celebrated its 20th anniversary, is one of the most highly acclaimed events in the social calendar.

The iconic Natural History Museum, lit up in pink specially for the occasion, played host to this year's event. The event took place on the 11th October, and saw guests enjoy a champagne reception and four course meal, along with entertainment throughout the evening.

Guests had the opportunity to bid for some amazing prizes raising close to £340,000, smashing last year’s total of £295,000.

Following the success of last weekend’s event, Liz Doogan-Hobbs, MBE, said "I am thrilled and proud to be Chair of the Pink Ribbon Ball and together with the Pink Ribbon Ball Committee, have reached the huge milestone of raising £2m over the past eight years towards vital research into finding a cure for breast cancer. This will make a huge difference to the research scientists and I am extremely humbled by people's generosity”.

Highlights of the night included an outstanding performance by Lisa Stansfield, and host Kate Thornton leading the audience through the evening like the consummate professional that she is. Auctioneer Charles Hansen encouraged, cajoled and caressed the audience to part with over £100,000 in the live auction which was littered with spectacular prizes kindly donated by friends and business colleagues of the committee and the charity. Performances throughout the night also included La Lunas, Chicks and Tricks (illusionists), Mike Sideaway on piano, and a stand up set from the Pink Ribbon Ball Band.

Colin Norford, Head of Events at Breast Cancer Campaign, said “The hard work of the committee over the past 12 months resulted in a truly spectacular evening on our 20th anniversary. The total was the highest in the Pink Ribbon Ball’s history and the money raised will be spent on vital breast cancer research.”

For more information about the 2015 Pink Ribbon Ball please email pinkribbonball@breastcancercampagin.org.

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