Fundraising Ball 23 May 2015 at The Marriott Hotel, Leeds
Beyond Cancer would like to thank everyone who supported our Fifth Annual Charity Fundraising Ball which took place on 23 May 2015 at Leeds Marriott Hotel. The event was attended by 260 people and was another amazing success, raising £3,145.50.
From the proceeds, £2,500 will be donated to Cancer Research UK. The remaining funds will be used to continue the work of Beyond Cancer in particular the Special Wishes Programme and the newly developed Hardship Fund, for those who may require some additional financial support whilst receiving treatment.
Guest Speaker Dr Alan Anthoney is a Specialist in gastro-intestinal cancer, neuroendocrine tumours. Dr Anthony has been involved in the early development of two new drugs through Cancer Research UK sponsored trials. He gave an insightful talk about his work and the findings of Cancer Research UK.
Guest Speaker Dr Alan Anthoney with Beyond Cancer Board Members, Isola Blair and Pat Case
The "Carol Thomas Listening Ear and Hands that Hold Award" was awarded this year to Janet Freckleton in recognition of the support she has given to others with a cancer diagnosis, whilst coping with her own personal journey.
"I would just like to take this opportunity of congratulating you all on the success of your 5th Annual Charity Ball. I was honoured to be invited and would just like to take this moment to say a big THANK YOU to all of you from my heart for awarding me with the Carol Thomas award.
It was an absolutely wonderful surprise and made more special as the award is in memory of Carol Thomas and her legacy and to receive it from her husband and daughters.
I would just like to say Thank you again for this 'recognition' because I have enjoyed been a part of cancer support."
God Bless, Janet