Allana Parker wanted to do something special to celebrate the end of the amazing fundraising relay undertaken by her four wonderful friends, Natalie, Samantha, Ellen, and Sophie, which was completed on 4th February. As a group, these five women of boundless energy decided that holding a charity ball shortly thereafter was a great idea. And so, on 8th February, at Butlins in Skegness, the EHE Masquerade Ball took place. And what a night it was.
Allana commented the next morning, “An absolutely wonderful night at the Masquerade Ball for EHE. Amazing speech by Hugh kept everyone enthralled and the positive comments afterwards from people who knew nothing about EHE made it all the more special. One lady told me she usually falls asleep during speeches but she was mesmerised and wanted to know even more about EHE and the foundation. We are all shattered today but we hope to have a full total of funds raised on the night within the next couple of days. Most definitely a night to remember!”
The event was spectacular with a wonderful setting, fantastic energy and amazing fun had by all who were there. The tables were lovely with beautiful table centres made by the organisers themselves. There was also an amazing video backdrop that had been created by Anna Wydro, featuring EHE patients from all over the globe, which ran continuously through the evening.
Hugh Leonard, Chair of the EHE Rare Cancer Charity, was present and took the opportunity to tell the guests about the charity, its work and its ambitions. Hugh said “it was such a pleasure to be able to tell all the guests about EHE, the charity and what we are trying to do, thanks to their wonderful support. It was also so exciting to be able to finally meet Allana, Natalie, Samantha, Ellen, and Sophie in person as I had been communicating with them for over a year.”