Becky’s ball raised nearly £4,300 for cancer charity

PUBLISHED: 18:30 12 March 2015 | UPDATED: 17:03 16 March 2015

Becky presents the cheque to Hospiscare's Annabel Coakley.

Becky presents the cheque to Hospiscare's Annabel Coakley.

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Becky Manley, 25, decided to hold the event to commemorate the fifth anniversary of losing her brother Daniel to signet ring cell cancer, when he was 23 years old.

A volunteer fundraiser from Awliscombe has raised more than £4,000 for a cancer charity after she held a successful fundraising ball.

Becky Manley, 25, decided to hold the event to commemorate the fifth anniversary of losing her brother Daniel to signet ring cell cancer, when he was 23 years old.

Held at Padbrook Park Hotel and Golf Course, in Cullompton, last November, the ball attracted nearly 200 guests who all donated to Cancer Research UK.

In all, Becky’s ball landed the cancer charity £4286.84.

Becky said: “We are so thrilled to have surpassed our previous total.

“It was a brilliant evening that was supported by lots of Daniel’s friends, and we hope that the money can help other people with rare cancers.

“I would like to thank Padbrook for their generosity, without which we couldn’t have raised this amount, and also all the people who kindly donated the raffle and auction prizes.”

Annabel Coakley, Cancer Research UK’s fundraising manager for South Devon, said: “We are absolutely delighted that Becky chose to hold another hugely successful event to raise even more money for Cancer Research UK.

“Becky went to a lot of trouble to get lots of brilliant prizes donated for the raffle and auction, including a signed Manchester United shirt, as they were Daniel’s favourite team, and selling nearly 200 tickets is no mean feat.

“We can’t thank Becky and her parents enough for all their support.”

For more information about Cancer Research UK’s work and projects, call 08701 60 20 40 or check out www.cancerresearchuk.org.uk


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