Roberts Bakery Ball in aid of Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention Appeal, Cranage Hall, Holmes Chapel
PUBLISHED: 15:05 31 October 2011 | UPDATED: 20:13 20 February 2013
A glamorous evening of dinner, dancing and entertainment at the Roberts Bakery Ball at Cranage Hall in Holmes Chapel raised over £21,000 for the Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention Appeal.
A glamorous evening of dinner, dancing and entertainment at the Roberts Bakery Ball at Cranage Hall in Holmes Chapel raised over 21,000 for the Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention Appeal.
TV presenter Gordon Burns was among the 250 guests. After the gourmet meal he invited Genesis chairman and consultant surgeon Lester Barr onto the stage for a brief TV style interview.
Singer Cole Page performed a medley of swing hits and had guests dancing on their chairs to his rendition of Thats Amore! Guests were also treated to a chocolate heart-shaped biscuit, made by Roberts especially for the occasion.
Michelle Eagleton, TV and radio presenter was the compere. Rick Dallimore from Meller Braggins hosted the grand auction, which together with a silent auction of superb prizes raised life15,000. A disco and casino rounded off the entertainment.
Lindsay Occleston Roberts added: Genesis is a charity that is very close to my heart after I myself was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009. We are thrilled with the amount raised.
The Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention Appeal was established in 1996. It has helped to fund the Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention Centre Europes first ever, purpose built centre of its kind.
The 14 million state-of-the-art project based at Wythenshawe Hospital in Manchester brings together internationally recognised medical experts and houses pioneering work into diagnosis, education and research into the prevention and treatment of breast cancer.
For more information see www.genesisuk.org.
The print version of this article appeared in the November 2011 issue of Cheshire Life
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