Think Pink and attend charity ball

A charity ball supported by Delia Smith is expected to raise thousands of pounds for the EDP breast cancer appeal.

A charity ball supported by Delia Smith is expected to raise thousands of pounds for the EDP breast cancer appeal.

Six women who have all been affected by the disease have come together to organise the charity Think Pink! event at Norwich City Football Club.

The friends held the ball last year in aid of Breakthrough Breast Cancer and smashed their target of £10,000 to raise an impressive £14,000 in one night.

This year they hope to repeat their success for the EDP Breast Cancer Appeal, which aims to further improve the new breast care unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, in King's Lynn.

Our grand total currently stands at around £240,000 and is all set to smash through the quarter of a million mark thanks to the Carrow Road bash.

Delia Smith has devised a special pink-themed menu, local band Dynamite are set to play and Anglia TV's Kevin Piper will host the evening.

Most Read

Kevin will be encouraging guests to dig deep and bid as high as possible in an auction for some impressive lots.

These include a Vivienne Westwood dress donated by the designer; a girls night in at Berkeley Hotel in Knightsbridge; a trip in a hot air balloon; a dinner party at home complete with own personal chef and waiting staff, and a week in a three-bed apartment in Spain.

Organiser Sarah Softley was inspired to raise money for breast cancer charities when her grandmother and godmother were diagnoses with the disease.

She said: “Over 1,000 women die every month from breast cancer and over 40,000 are diagnosed with the disease each year.

“We have chosen the EDP Breast Cancer Appeal because it is helping to develop dedicated care facilities at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for women in Norfolk, and their families, who are affected by breast cancer.

“We are really determined to make this ball even better than last year's and our ambition is to raise even more money for this cause. The team has already done a great job. They've sold nearly half of the tickets and we have received a wonderful response from donors.”

Ms Softley is keen to hear from sponsors for the ball at the Top of the Terrace on October 14, and be contacted about this and tickets on 01603 759336.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter