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Breast cancer survivor to host charity ball

A spectacular ball to raise money to fight breast cancer will take place at Pittville Pump Room in the autumn.

Attendees on 26th October will enjoy an evening of dinner, dancing, a live auction and the chance to don their best finery.

The black-tie event is the brainchild of breast cancer survivor Sarah Cook from HR People Support Ltd, based in Cheltenham. The event aims to celebrate people who have overcome the disease and remember those who have lost their battle, whilst raising funds to save lives in Gloucestershire.

Sarah said: "Breast cancer took over my life for 303 days, changing my outlook and perspective on the future. I had to overcome so many hurdles and the two charities played an enormous part in my early diagnosis, treatment and recovery.

"Going through cancer meant you experienced the kindness of the medical staff, your family and friends. Cancer doesn't just test the patient, but everyone around them and I am lucky I didn't have to go through this on my own. It is not just a physical battle, it's a mental battle too."

Money raised from the ball will go to local medical imaging charity Cobalt and FOCUS, the charitable fund for the Gloucestershire Oncology Centre.

Tickets are £75 for individuals and £750 for tables of 10. Dress is black tie - with an optional splash of pink.

The evening will start with a drinks reception and a pink ribbon cutting by Alex Chalk, MP for Cheltenham. This will be followed by a three course dinner, live auction, band and DJ.

Sarah said: "We have some amazing auction lots, including a House of Commons bottle of whisky, which has been personally donated by Alex Chalk and will be signed by the Prime Minister!"

To book tickets online go to www.bookwhen.com/pittvillebreastcancerball 

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