On Saturday 26th November 2022 over 120 attended the Star Throwers Charity Ball at Barnham Broom Hotel, this was ‘third time lucky’ for the local cancer charity who had to cancel the ball on two previous occasions due to rising COVID-19 infections. The evening was a brilliant success and raised £5645, which will help the charity to continue to help support approximately 240 people affected by cancer with free information and complementary therapy sessions.
Star Throwers – cancer support charity was founded in 2009 in order to support local people during a cancer diagnosis and beyond. Since then, the charity has supported over 3,000 patients and carers with one-to-one information sessions, lymphoedema support, complementary therapy sessions, counselling sessions, group workshops and nutrition support. All services offered by the charity are completely free of charge and offered from the cancer support centre based in Wymondham.
The ball was a brilliant celebration of Star Throwers and all it has achieved – especially over the past two years of COVID-19 restrictions. Those attending included patients, carers, volunteers, therapists, fundraisers, corporate supporters and staff – the attendees heard from two ladies who had benefitted from Star Throwers amazing free cancer support services.
The event was kindly supported by local companies Pilgrim’s Food Masters UK, HW Young Structures and Priory Insurance Ltd. The attendees were entertained by compere Sam Lane, music from The Vintage and after a delicious three course dinner there was a charity auction run by Mike Sarsons from TW Gaze, dancing until the early hours and a Fun Casino.
Victoria Pigg, Operations & Fundraising Manager said: “We are incredibly grateful to everyone that came along and supported our Charity Ball, despite us having to rearrange several times! We know these are trying times for all and that is why we are even more proud of the incredible amount raised to help Star Throwers continue to provide our free cancer support services.”
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