<div style="display:inline;"> <img height="1" width="1" style="border-style:none;" alt="" src="//googleads.g.doubleclick.net/pagead/viewthroughconversion/1028731116/?value=0&amp;guid=ON&amp;script=0">
CHRISTMAS OFFER Subscribe to Cheshire Life today click here

Clatterbridge Cancer Charity Black and White Ball, The Hillbark Hotel

PUBLISHED: 00:00 30 November 2017

Ruby Hastings and Mealla De Buitlear with the Boodles diamond set

Ruby Hastings and Mealla De Buitlear with the Boodles diamond set

Gavin Trafford 07971984913

Thousands of pounds were raised at a glamorous black tie event on the Wirral

Over £120,000 has been raised for the Clatterbridge Cancer Charity at a glittering occasion held at The Hillbark Hotel, Frankby, Wirral. Guests at the Black and White Ball helped to raise £122,347 which will fund a stem cell and bone marrow transplant suite in the new specialist hospital being constructed in Liverpool.

Hosted by radio presenter Pete Price, guests included BBC broadcasters Victoria Derbyshire and Louise Minchin, as well as Liverpool Football Club’s chief executive Peter Moore, who took bids for a ‘money can’t buy’ opportunity to be his guest at a match at Anfield. Other prizes on offer included a £4,000 jewellery set donated by Boodles and the chance to have a dress designed and fitted by Philip Armstrong. Guests enjoyed a Perrier-Jouet Champagne reception before a sumptuous three course meal and entertainment from The Three Waiters and a disco.

There was also a speech from a Clatterbridge patient, Hannah Martin, who was the focus of a film shown after dinner. Hannah, 33, has Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and has had two stem cell transplants. She said: ‘This suite is so important because it saves lives. It isn’t a nice thing to go through but to have the best facilities will be a big help to patients like me.’

More from Out & About

This month’s walk takes us to Wilmslow, to explore an area of natural beauty, but with a name known for macabre reasons. Words and photography by Howard Bradbury

Read more
Wilmslow
Tue, 00:00

With its vibrant high street and award-winning market, explosion of new restaurants and bars, not to mention new building developments, we must raise a glass to Altrincham’s recent successes.

Read more
Altrincham
Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Katie Piercy from the Cheshire Wildlife Trust on how getting out and about can help you avoid the winter blues

Read more
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Inspiring and unifying the community is a key aim of event organisers in Chester all year round, not just at Christmas, writes Rebekka O’Grady.

Read more
Thursday, November 30, 2017

How many of these local landmarks can you recognise?

Read more
Quiz
Friday, November 17, 2017

If you’re looking for a unique Christmas present this year, Mersey Ferries has the answer.

Read more
Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Lymm may be a small village but the people there have plenty going on, as Rebekka O’Grady discovers

Read more
Lymm
 
Great British Holidays advert link

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Topics of Interest

Food and Drink Directory

Subscribe or buy a mag today

Cheshire Life Application Link

Local Business Directory

Cheshire's trusted business finder

Job search in your local area



Property Search