Posted 19/11/2015

Children with Cancer UK

A great atmosphere as the very funny Al Murray took to the stage

Saturday 14th November was a special day for Shalina and I. We were invited by the great John Athwal to support Children with Cancer UK and had been looking forward to their annual ball for weeks.

Shalina looked stunning as always in her beautiful blue gown, and she helped me scrub up in my trusted tuxedo. We headed off into the cold night only to arrive to the warmest reception at the Grosvenor House Hotel.

There was a great atmosphere as the very funny Al Murray took to the stage. He really is the master of fun, far more so than most after a pint or two!

I’m a big music fan and enjoyed the old classics from The Bootleg Beatles and a very good homage to Rod Stewart by Paul Metcalf – although no one can beat the real Rod of course.

I managed not to injure myself or anyone else when I let my feet hit the dancefloor, rounding off an amazing evening full of fantastic company.

Everyone had a great night and a lot of fun, but the best and most important part of the whole event was not the wonderful meal or the celebrity guests – it was creating a space where we could help give children who are suffering with cancer a fighting chance at beating the disease.

Money raised at events like this go towards life-changing research and treatment for babies and children to stand the best chance of recovery from life-threatening cancers.

Listening to Claire Rumble’s story of her son Louis’ leukaemia diagnosis gave me goosebumps, and for the millionth time I gave thanks for the health of my beautiful children.

I can only thank Children with Cancer UK for bringing this serious issue into our hearts and minds. No child should have to fight this illness and I urge you to join me by supporting them to continue their excellent work by donating anything you can here.

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