Fundraising Media Release

Record-breaking Ball raises funds for QEH Cancer Services

A night of dancing raises £12,000 for The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn Breast Care Unit Development Fund.

280 guests boogied the night away at the Wayland Ball at Lynford Hall, Mundford, earlier this year.

The Wayland Ball, an annual charity event organised by Wayland Agricultural Society, attracted a record-breaking number of attendees, as well as doubling the grand total of money raised compared to previous years.

An impressive amount of £24,000 was made overall, which has been split equally between the QEH Breast Care Fund and Addenbrooke’s Brain Tumour Research Fund. Ticket sales, as well as an auction and raffle on the night, contributed to this fantastic amount.

Claire Bowes, Secretary at Wayland Agricultural Society said: “We are so pleased to have been able to raise £12,000 for the QEH Breast Care Unit Development Fund at our Spring Ball this year.

“We wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to all our wonderful and very generous supporters for making the evening the huge success that it was, for a very worthy and deserving cause. ”

Angela Holford, Lead Breast Care Specialist Nurse said: “A huge thank you on behalf of all the breast care team. We greatly appreciate this donation and are thankful to the Wayland Agricultural Society for organising such a successful event.

“This fantastic sum will be added to our development fund, most recently used by surgeons and our diagnostics teams, to contribute towards equipment and improvements to patient treatment.”

The next Wayland Show is set to be held on May 4th 2020.

–ENDS–

Pictured: Guests of the Wayland Ball.

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