Ball Raises Thousands for DKMS

13 July 2017

Last weekend our Blackpool volunteer hub leader, Louise Paramel, organised a very successful 'Black Tie and Diamonds' ball, which raised thousands of pounds that will go towards registering more potential lifesavers.

A lifesaving night of glamour and fun

Hundreds of guests attended the glitzy event, at The Imperial Hotel, Blackpool, which saw £5,500 being raised on the night. The funds will be split between us and the Blue Skies Hospital Fund, at Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

Louise, 33, a Practice Development Sister at the hospital's Paediatric Unit only started volunteering for us last year but has already made a big difference in the fight against blood cancer. She has helped to register potential blood stem cell donors within the Blackpool community and has been raising vital funds to support our work.

Personal message from Louise

Louise who organised the event along with her colleague, Steph Holmes, said: “It was an amazing evening and we’re so grateful to everyone who attended and supported us. The atmosphere in the room was incredible and we were overwhelmed to see so many people turn up to support us and more importantly raise thousands of pounds for two charities that are close to our hearts.”

The ball tickets cost £35 and included a drink on arrival, three course meal, plus tea and coffee and entertainment.

How you can help

Want to register as a potential blood stem cell donor? Are you aged between 17-55 and in general good health then please register for your home swab kit today.

Plus find out more about our volunteering opportunities and how you can help support the fight against blood cancer.