Oh what a night!
Our very first Pink Tie Ball took place on Saturday 26th February at Wicksteed Park. The event was a sell-out, with over 430 people attending to celebrate the incredible achievement of Kelly’s Heroes in 2020.
On arrival, Nick Freeman was on hand to take photographs of guests, which you can find here. Guests were then welcomed with a bottle of beer, prosecco or orange juice and were gifted two bottles of wine on their tables. These drinks were generously sponsored by Doorco, Residence, Glazerite and Starglaze.
At the beginning of the evening guests were offered the chance to donate £10 into a raffle and from this we were able to raise over £2,000. Prior to the event, the organising committee decided to split the money 50/50. 50% was then split with 25% being donated to The Lewis Foundation and 25% to We Mind & Kelly Matters. We chose to support The Lewis Foundation due to the amazing work they do for adult cancer patients. We all know someone who has been affected by cancer, whether that be a family member, friend, colleague etc. It is an horrific illness that can cause many different mental health issues. The Lewis Foundation supports adult cancer patients by sourcing, packaging and hand delivering gift and support packages, including items that may be difficult for patients to provide for themselves. We are firm believers that no matter what you’re going through, you should never feel alone. The remaining 50% was then split and given out as prizes on the night.
Throughout the evening guests were entertained by Co-Founder, John Hewitt and Trustee, Matthew Thomas as our hosts, who took us back to 2020 reminiscing about the John O’Groats to Lands End challenge. The Kelly’s Heroes team were invited to the stage to be presented with a medal, engraved ‘Kelly’s Heroes 2020’ and a sculpture of a cyclist by our CEO Sherry Adams and Co-Founder Amy Hewitt. Kelly’s Heroes raised an outstanding amount of £130,000. Sherry Adams then took to the stage to explain how the money has supported the charity in expanding its services – as well as the aims we have for the future.
We were then swept off our feet and taken through the decades with Men of Mowtown and Pure Genius, who were both highly entertaining. For the rest of the evening, the dancefloor was filled with plenty of dance moves, laughter, and lots of singing.
Thank you to our glamorous guests for attending the event in support of Kelly’s Heroes and the Charity. Without your support our Charity wouldn’t be where it is today. We hope you all had a brilliant evening. We’re looking forward to seeing you all at the next ball in 2023.