THE fourth annual Hope for Hollie ball was held on Saturday – and raised £7,500 from the night alone.
The event was held at the Jury’s Inn after three successful years at the Hilton by Doubletree, but the change of venue didn’t harm the popularity of the event with a sell-out 310 tickets sold.
City singer Holly Brewer was one of a host of talented artists to perform before an auction, which included footballer Keith Andrews’ Ireland shirt signed by the entire squad. Keith has remained close to Hollie and her family from his time at MK Dons and has become a patron of the Niemann Pick C charity and an ambassador for Hope for Hollie.
Hollie’s mum Helen, said: “The night went really well and we had a packed room. All of the entertainment was amazing and the auction was a huge success. Everyone who came thoroughly enjoyed the night and we raised a great amount.
“We have raised £120,000 since we launched and we are so grateful to all of those who have helped us raise such a fantastic amount.”
Plans are already in motion for next year’s event and in September the charity will be holding another skydive.
Anyone looking to get involved can email the charity at firstname.lastname@example.org.
People looking to donate to the charity directly can do so by visiting the redesigned website at www.hopeforhollie.co.uk