Black and White Ball gives The
Clatterbridge Cancer Charity ₤122K boost
Pictures with thanks to Gavin Trafford.
THE Clatterbridge Cancer Charity Black
and White Ball saw a staggering ₤122,347 raised to help transform cancer care.
The glittering event, at The Hillbark Hotel in Wirral, was hosted by radio
presenter Pete Price and attended by famous names including the BBC's Victoria
Derbyshire and Louise Minchin.
Photographer Mike McCartney was among the guests and saw a picture he took of
his brother Paul with band mate John Lennon as young musicians auctioned on the
Meanwhile Liverpool Football Club's Chief Executive Peter Moore took the bids
for a money can't buy opportunity to be his guest for a match at Anfield,
including a tour of the famous ground, and the chance to go pitch side and meet
Other fantastic prizes on offer included a ₤4000 jewellery set donated by
Boodles, the chance to have a dress designed and fitted by Phillip Armstrong, a
bottle of specially designed Spectre Bollinger champagne from the film of the
same name and signed by 007 Daniel Craig, and a make-over by hair stylists to
the stars Andrew and Liz Collinge. Hospitality for a top flight match at Manchester United was very kindly donated
by the club for auction, and another lucky bidder will be the proud owner of a
piece specially made for them by world acclaimed sculptor Emma Rogers. There was
also a week in a French chateau in the auction, tickets for The X Factor live
shows and Hospitality at Tranmere Rovers.
Leading Liverpool restaurant Panoramic34 gave 2 successful bidders the unique
chance to have their chefs come into their home and cook for 10 people.
Guests enjoyed a Perrier-Jouet Champagne reception before a sumptuous 3
course meal. There was entertainment from The Three Waiters and the night was
rounded off with a disco.
The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity is working to raise ₤15 million towards the
construction of a new specialist Hospital in Liverpool and improvements to the
Wirral site. The ₤122,347 raised will fund a stem cell and bone marrow
transplant suite in the new Hospital.
1 person who understands the need for the
unit is patient Hannah Martin who spoke to guests on the night, and was the
feature of a film shown after dinner.
Hannah, 33, from Southport, has Hodgkin's
Lymphoma and has had 2 stem cell transplants, 1 using her own cells and
another with a donation from her sister. Hannah said:- "This suite is so
important because it saves lives. It isn't a nice thing to go through, but to
have the best facilities will be a big help to patients like me."
Katrina Bury, Head of The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity, said:- "I would
like to thank all our guests and sponsors for ensuring The Black and White Ball
was such a fantastic success.
Our host Pete Price was fabulous and the generous guests who bought raffle
tickets, bid for auction prizes or bought a ticket for the tombola should be
very proud of themselves for helping The Clatterbridge Centre carry out its
The money raised on the night will go a long way to transforming cancer care for
2.3m people in Merseyside and Cheshire.
I would like to thank our sponsors and supporters PCM in partnership with BenQ
and Fujitsu, A&B Engineering, The Johnson Foundation, Panoramic 34, Boodles,
Perrier Jouet and ANS. A special mention must also go to our Appeal Board. Their
energy and generosity knows no bounds and without them the night would not have