A charity ball has raised thousands of pounds to support children diagnosed with brain tumours.
The Anna’s Hope annual charity ball took place at the Haycock Hotel in Wansford on October 5 with more than 200 guests attending the event.
The seventh annual fairy ball was organised by Stamford-based charity Anna’s Hope, set up by Carole and her husband Rob Hughes in memory of their daughter Anna, who lost her battle with a brain tumour aged just three in May 2006.
Thanks to the generosity of the guests and support from local business, an auction carried out by TalkSport Radio presenter and charity patron Mark Saggers raised more than £20,000 for the charity’s work.
Guests were welcomed by little fairies from Jem’s Hip Hop, pictured above, and were entertained by local harpist Elizabeth Bass and singer Olivia Nair who sang at the charity’s first ball in 2007, aged 11.
Anna’s Hope founder Carole Hughes said: “ This year we celebrated the launch of the Anna’s Hope Therapy team which will support a pioneering new rehabilitation service for children with brain tumours called Brainbow.
“Every penny raised will go to supporting the team and the service.”
Photo: Rob Davis