After participating in Coffee Mornings and local community fundraising, I decided to throw a charity ball. I wanted to honour Macmillan in a big way for all the help and support I received when I was experiencing the trials and tribulations of cancer.
The theme would be GREEN - just a splash of - in recognition of Macmillan's corporate colour. The Splash of Green Charity Ball (SoG) would be a quality affair held at a prestigious venue in Brighton. It would be fun, glitzy and ultimately, raise lots of money - specifically towards the building of a brand new cancer support & information centre for the cancer patients and their carers in Sussex.
SoG 2011, 2012, 2013 charity balls have totalled over £62k to date. 2015 was intended to be the final ball to celebrate the opening of the Macmillan Horizon Centre, but as per most large building contracts, it ran over time! An Afternoon Tea in 2016 brought the total to £94k. I had set a personal goal of £100k target and to use the money to keep the centre running. 2018 welcomed the 5th Splash of Green charity ball in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. It’s now time for a change! Ovarian Cancer Action is the nominated charity for our 2020 event. Go to www.splashofgreen.info for all the details.