29 November 2016
Centor Charity Ball cheques presented to charities
Three charities each received a share of the nearly £40,000 raised at Centor Insurance & Risk Management’s Charity Ball.
Alzheimer’s Research UK, Cystic Fibrosis Trust, and Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity were each presented with a cheque for £13,000.
The inaugural Charity Ball was organised by Centor account manager Erica Feasey and held in September at Gibson Hall. These particular charities were selected because they are causes that mean a lot to Centor staff.
The charity specialises in finding treatments, preventions and cures for dementia. For every £1 they receive, the charity spends 76p of it on pioneering research into the disease, which is expected to affect one million people in the UK by 2025.
Alzheimer’s Research UK Regional Fundraising Officer, Christie Hyland says: “Our researchers are looking at new ways to tackle the diseases and their work has the power to offer new hope to millions of individuals and families. We can only do this with your support. Thank you Centor.”
When the trust was founded in 1964, a child with cystic fibrosis would be lucky to live beyond the age of five, but today around half of those living with CF will live to see their 40th birthday. This is thanks in part to the efforts of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, which is committed to improving the lives of everyone with cystic fibrosis.
Cystic Fibrosis Trust Community Fundraising Development Manager, Claire Phillips says: “On behalf of everyone at the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, I would like to say a huge thank you to all at Centor for their phenomenal generosity and support.”
Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) is one of the world’s leading children’s research hospitals and is the principal centre for treating seriously ill children in the UK. The hospital receives over 255,000 patient visits annually.
GOSH Fundraising Executive Jenny Pearce says: “We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone at Centor Insurance & Risk Management for supporting us through your inaugural Ball. Your exceptionally generous donation of £13,000 will go towards the Lennie Ives Brighter Future Fund and will make a huge difference to our patients and their families.”
Centor CEO Neil Walton is thrilled with the result.
“Thank you to everyone who attended the ball in September and to those who donated prizes. We couldn’t have achieved this fantastic result without your support.”