Our glamorous and star-studded annual ball on Saturday 18th March raised an amazing £170,000 for Interventional Radiology
Will Young headlined the event and entertained over 300 guests with some of his best known songs.
The ball, supported by investment management company, Brooks Macdonald, was hosted by BBC Match of the Day 2 and 5 live Sport host, Mark Chapman, and the star of TV’s Bargain Hunt, Charles Hanson, conducted the auction on the night.
Emmerdale actress and new Key 103 presenter Gemma Atkinson was joined by her soap co-stars Laura Norton (who plays Kerry), Michelle Hardwick (Vanessa), Amy Walsh (Tracy) and Dominic Brunt (Paddy) who together form Emmerdale band Main Street, who also performed on the night.
The event was a huge success and raised £170,000 which will go towards funding the cost of a £600,000 advanced 3D intervention system which will be the first of its kind in Europe and will improve treatment and survival rates for patients.
This equipment will enable experts at The Christie to road map a patient’s entire body with incredibly accurate 3D images, and deliver cancer treatments extremely precisely through pinhole surgery.
Dr Jon Bell, consultant in interventional radiology at The Christie explains: “Interventional radiology uses high tech 3D imaging and enhanced pinhole surgery to treat cancer. Over the last five years The Christie has seen the number of patients requiring interventional radiology more than double. Radiologists use x-rays rather than cameras to enable them to deliver treatments to specific target sites. This equipment is crucial to our patients here at The Christie.”
The Christie Charity Ball 2017 was supported by: