Our Scientific Director Dr. David Flavell explains about the life saving research work being funded by Leukaemia Busters.
To celebrate 25 years of Leukaemia Busters and their achievements during that time with their research we held an Anniversary Ball on Saturday 11th October. This event was held at the Grand Harbour Hotel, Southampton SO15 1AG. The evening was hosted by our Patron, David Gower OBE and included a Champagne VIP Reception or Sparkling Wine Reception, three-course meal, Auctions, Raffle and great music from Madison Heights.
One of the highlights of the evening was a 25th Anniversary Cake which was cut by Bee Flavell, ably assisted by David Flavell and present and past trustees, Rob Sutcliffe, Beverley Robinson-Grindey, Julie Daws, Gerald Butler and Charity Patron David Gower.
293 people attended the Ball and at the moment the event has raised over £35,000 after expenses.
Leukaemia Busters were delighted to be able to offer some truly amazing items in the Grand and Silent Auctions and would like to thank all the companies and individuals who have made this possible.
The Grand Auction featured not one but two Thai Holidays, thanks to the generosity of Thai Airways, MBK Holdings, Katathani Collection of Resorts, Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn and Blue Elephant International Ltd. See all donors of Grand Auction items listed below.
The Silent Auction items featured items as diverse as a collection of memorabilia from Southampton FC, Afternoon Tea for Two and a Try Dive Session. For all donors of Silent Auction items please see below.
Running through out the event there was also a Raffle and prizes ranged from a Harrods Pamper Hamper, a Canon Printer and Camera to Thai Meal Vouchers and a ride of the Swanage Steam Railway. A list of the companies donating prizes is below.
A feature of the evening, introduced by our Master of Ceremonies, Mike Osman was a Fundraising Pledge in which a large number of guests undertook to raise £100 for Leukaemia Busters in the next 12 months. We will be getting in touch with everyone who volunteered on the night but if you would like to take this Pledge as well please visit Your Fundraising Pledge on this website where you can sign up.
We would also like to that our other sponsors and helpers without whom the evening could not have taken place:
|8by10 Digital Imaging for photography||Kai Widdrington & Michelle Muruleasa||Bee & David Flavell|
|Annabelle Beaumont||Madii Wilcock||Peter Robertson|
|Condor Office Solutions for printing||Madison Heights for the music||Jo Dixie Goodwin|
|David Crumpler||Mike Osman||Jane & Mark Beaumont|
|David Gower OBE||Mostlane Shopfitting for sponsorship||Sue Rudge|
|Domino Pizza||Moxhams for the projectors, lighting and table decorations not to mention the amazing glitter ball||Shirley Pinn|
|Foresolutions for radios||Ollie Devon||Fiona & Steve Wilcock|
|Gary Meadows||Paul Murray Plc for the goody bag gifts||Becky Mills|
|Grand Harbour Hotels||Print and Packaging Ltd for goody bags|
|Harry Redknapp||Promotion Media for presentations|
|Hobbs the Printers Ltd for sponsorship||Serena & Sapphira Flavell|
|John Breeze||The Cake Workshop for the Anniversary cake|
|The Southern Daily Echo for publicity|
|GRAND AUCTION DONORS||SILENT AUCTION DONORS||RAFFLE DONORS|
|Blue Elephant International Ltd||AFC Bournemouth||Alpine Snowsports Centre|
|Bombay Sapphire Spirits Company||Andard Diving & Watersports||Buckler's Hard|
|British Marine Federation||Capital Radio||Condor Office Solutions|
|David Lloyd Sports Southampton||Careys Manor Hotel||Harrods|
|Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn||Delicious Dining||Liberty Wines|
|Katathani Collection of Resorts||Grand Harbour Hotel, Southampton||Marwell Zoo|
|Marquis Motorhomes and Caravans||Heart FM||Monkey World|
|MBK Holdings||Idyllic Holiday Properties||Moradok Siam, Romsey|
|Meller Ltd||Isle of Purbeck Golf Club||Niyom Thai Restaurant|
|Parkhouse Jewellers||Jurassic Jaunts||Royal Navy Submarine Museum|
|Sawatdi Restaurant||Lilliput Health Clinic||Saks Hair & Beauty, David Lloyd|
|Snows Group Ltd||Meon Valley Country Club||Scentsations Salon, Southampton|
|Thai Airways||Ministry of Paintball||Singha Beer|
|The English Rose Collection||Pure Punjabi||Special Thai Restaurant|
|Wise Yacht Charter||S & P Food||TeamSport|
|Southampton Football Club||The Cave|
|Swanage Steam Railway||The Master Builders Hotel|
|The Beauty Studio, Bradbeers||The Tank Museum Bovington|
|The Mayflower Theatre, Southampton||Trevor Mitchell International|
|Twizy New Forest Cars|
|White Star Hotel, Southampton|