Over 450 people turned out to support Beatson Cancer Charity at our fifth annual ball helping to raise a staggering £46,654 for people facing cancer.
On Friday 1 November, Beatson Cancer Charity welcomed guests to the Hilton Glasgow for our glamorous Beatson Ball which promised a night of good food, entertainment and prizes.
BBC Scotland’s Bryan Burnett was the host for the fourth year running, keeping everyone entertained and making sure the evening stayed on track. Bryan said:
“I was delighted to host the Beatson Ball again. Like so many of the guests, my family owes a huge debt of gratitude to The Beatson for the amazing levels of care they provide to all our loved ones.
“Friday night was a celebration of their efforts and a chance for all of us to continue to fund the work of Beatson Cancer Charity in helping thousands of people in Scotland cope with their cancer diagnosis.”
The theme for the ball was ‘Dance the decades’ and featured entertainment from four bands from four decades – Echo State playing 70s classics, The A-Tees, also known as The Foxes, covering hits from the 80s, five-piece band The Brightside bringing energetic 90s dance music and The Soundtrax finishing off with some noughties indie pop rock.
Guests also had a chance to bid on some fantastic prizes as part of the auction on the night. Thanks to generous donors, the highest bidders went home with weekend grandstand tickets to the Formula 1 British Grand Prix at Silverstone, Glasgow SSE premium tickets to see Lewis Capaldi and much more.
Martin Cawley, Beatson Cancer Charity Chief Executive, said:
“The Beatson Ball is a real highlight in the charity’s calendar, and it was fantastic opportunity for me to be able to meet so many of our supporters.
“The amount raised on the night is nothing short of incredible and I would like to say thank you to each person who made that happen.
“At Beatson Cancer Charity we believe that no one should face cancer on their own, and because of the dedicated and generous support we receive, we can continue to support even more people and families for years to come.”