Have a ball for childhood dementia charity

Hope for Hollie
Hope for Hollie

Supporters of a childhood dementia charity are gearing up for their annual ball which is just a few weeks away.

Hope for Hollie was inspired by Milton Keynes youngster Hollie Carter who was diagnosed with the devastating disease in 2007 at just two years old.

Since then three further children have been diagnosed in the city with Niemann Pick Type C - a disease so rare it only affects 100 in the UK and approximately 1,000 worldwide.

Last week Revolution de Cuba in the Theatre District opened its doors to local ambassadors, talented vocalist Holly Brewer and radio presenter Oliver Dean for a 20’s inspired photoshoot to promote the ball to fund research into the life-limiting diesase.

Holly will be performing on the night and the evening itself will be hosted by Oliver at the Doubletree by Hilton, Stadium:MK on the April 16.

Helen Carter, founder of the Hope for Hollie Foundation said: “It really would not be possible to pull off an event of this size for the past eight years without the ongoing support we are shown by the local business community each year, many of whom have supported us now for a number of years and others who have come on board for the first time having learnt about the cause and the work of the charity.”

The charity has also now received backing from four Indian restaurants in the area, the newly opened Maaya Indian Kitchen & Bar in the Hub, Calcutta Brasserie, Stony Stratford, Mastee in Bletchley and The Spice Village in Shenley Church End.

All four restaurants are pledging £5 towards the cost of any ticket booked by their customers leading up to the event. This year’s ball aims to transport guests back into the Roaring 20’s, the era of Speakeasies, Gangsters and Molls, flapper dresses, art deco and the Charleston.

Guests will be treated to a drinks reception kindly sponsored by Doubletree Hilton, delicious three course meal, entertainment by live band Musical Orphans, disco, charity auction, raffle, casino and more.

It’s not too late to be part of what is sure to be a great night of fun and entertainment for a great cause on the 16 April.

Be sure to book your tickets quickly though as ticket sales will end on the 11 April.

Tickets are priced at £60 per person and tables of ten are available.

All proceeds from the event will go to support the work of the Hope for Hollie Foundation.

For more information, if you wish to purchase tickets, or are interesting in sponsoring this event or donating auction or raffle prizes please email events@hopeforhollie.co.uk or call Dana on 07952 633195

To find out more visit www.hopeforhollie.co.uk