The money has continued to roll in. Bath’s Hope Ball – held on the private lawn in front of the Royal Crescent – looks to have now topped the £100,000 mark in raising funds for the Royal United Hospital’s Forever Friends Appeal in aid of the Cancer Care Campaign.
The money will help fund the multi-million pound Dyson Cancer Centre – the hospital’s new Oncology Treatment Centre due to be built between 2018-2020. It came from silent and live auctions held on the night – involving many works of art donated by locally-based artists. Donations have continued to be made.
It came from silent and live auctions held on the night – involving many works of art donated by locally-based artists.
Tabitha Claydon – Chair of the Ball Committee – told Bath Newseum:
‘We hope the inaugural Hope Ball will have raised over £100,00 for the new Cancer Care Campaign. This is an unprecedented amount from a single event for the charity and goes a long way to make the vision a reality’.
The event also paid tribute to the iconic Royal Crescent behind it – which is celebrating the 250th anniversary of the laying of the foundation stone of this Grade 1 listed Georgian architectural marvel.
Two hundred and fifty people paying £250 a ticket to enjoy a unique event complete with special entertainments including The Singing Waiters, Ed Leaker and his Swing Machine Jazz Orchestra and guests jazz vocalist Claire Martin and the legendary saxophonist Pee Wee Ellis.