join 250 guests at fundraising cancer charity ball near Burnham
250 people - including two VIPs - attended a formal ball near
Burnham-On-Sea on Saturday evening (December 5th) to raise funds
for a breast cancer support charity.
annual Somerset Breast Cancer Now Ball, held at the Batch Country
House in Lympsham, had a movie theme this year and guests rose
to the challenge by attending in fun costumes.
VIP guests were among the audience, including the former athlete
Donna Fraser, a four-time Olympian and double World Championship
has herself beaten Breast Cancer after having a mastectomy. She
said: "I'm delighted to be supporting such a special cause
- it was great to see so many people coming together to support
Caddell, from ITV's Sooty and Sweep Show, was also in the audience
and said he was keen to be supporting such a good cause.
Macbeth, from Breakthrough Breast Cancer Somerset, said the evening
had been a huge success. "We are delighted with how it's
gone and thank everyone for their huge support," she said.
was an emotional moment early in the evening when Holly informed
the audience that her mother Christine is herself battling cancer.
A photo was flashed up on the event's screen of Christine in happier
times attending a previous fundraising event with Holly and Donna.
those attending were Burnham's former MP, Tessa Munt, and her
partner David who are long-running supporters of the charity.
came in a range of fun costumes to support the Hollywood theme
of this year's ball.
Wizard of Oz inspired one couple's costume theme to help raise
cash for the charity.
DanceFit group performed at the event on Saturday evening.