Cancer charity ball reaches £50,000 milestone

The theme of this year’s Macmillan lung cancer charity night was a masquerade ball – and what a night they had.

The event is run every year by the lung cancer nurses and is supported by staff, patients and relatives as well as others.

Richard Storry from Stokesley Auction House gave his services free of charge, acting as the auctioneer and the band Sole Capital got everyone on their feet.

This event helped raise a fantastic £11,770 which is always split between the trust’s lung cancer fund and Macmillan Cancer Support.

That now means that the grand total over the last four years now stands at more than £50,000.

Jeanette Draffan, lung cancer specialist nurse, said: “To raise so much money over the last four years is a phenomenal achievement – thank you to everyone for their support.

“The money in the trust fund goes towards providing much needed equipment such as nebulisers for lung cancer patients as well as diagnostic equipment, while the money donated to Macmillan provides lung cancer patients , locally and nationally with necessary support.

“Planning the charity ball takes the team a year and they are already planning next year’s event on 23 November. Anyone interested in purchasing tickets, donating a prize or generally getting involved can contact the lung
cancer nurses on 01642 624106.

Caption: Left to right: Macmillan lung cancer nurse specialists Amanda McNeany, Jeanette, Gill Overton, Lisa Cocking, Liz Airey from Macmillan fundraising manager who all organised the event along with Tessa Fitzpatrick and Moira McHugh (not pictured).

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