Charity ball raises over £25,000 for the Christie Hospital's Teenage and Young Adult ward
PUBLISHED: 00:00 01 June 2016
Over £25,000 was raised for the Teenage and Young Adult ward at The Christie Hospital at a ball at the National Football Museum in Manchester.
Teenage and Young Adult ward ball
Eilidh Cornish, Daisy Bridge and Charlotte Riedhorst
Chris and Keith Faulkner, Lynda and Brian Whittle, Bridget and Alan Jones and Anita and Leo Fay
Dom Sheratte, Isobelle Derrig, Shannon Roberts and Maddie Coutts
Gabby and Mark Hampshire with Wendy and Gareth Roberts
Debbie, Saskia and Ella Ward
Sue Lewis and Faye Henshall
Tim, Jo, Sam and Maddie Coutts
Organisers, Andrea Yule, Jo Coutts and Diane Haddington
Richard, Sally, Ed, Sian and George Gamlin
Chris Hooper, Amanda Hooper, Diane Haddington, Jonathan Dunhill, Lesley Smart and David Milligan
Ian and Sarah Huxley with Claire and Mike Hilditch
Jonny Gradon, Ginny Blunt and Sebastian Sheratte
Welcome drinks were enjoyed by 200 guests before dinner and entertainment from The Twentysomethings.
The occasion was organised by Jo Coutts, Andrea Yule and Diane Haddington. Jo’s son Sam, now 24, was diagnosed at the age of 20 with a malignant brain tumour and underwent treatment at the TYA. Sam, from Cheadle Hulme, is now well and was among the guests at the ball.
Jo said: ‘When Sam was at the TYA, a stranger donated a box at Old Trafford to the ward and we were lucky enough to go. It meant a lot to Sam that someone he had never met had thought to do that. Once he finished treatment, we said we would raise funds and do something similar and support the ward. We have been blessed with so much support and it was a fantastic evening.’