When: Wednesday 29th November 2017
What: The Macmillan Cancer Support Winter Gala
Where: The Guildhall, Gresham St, London EC2V 7HH
Who: DJ set from BBC Radio 1’s Scott Mills
Live performance from soul singer and M People star Heather Small
Famous host and other celebrity attendees TBC
Why: The money raised will pay for more Macmillan Cancer Support nurses around the
country, enabling more people to receive essential emotional, practical and
Macmillan Cancer Support will transform one of London’s most iconic landmarks for its brand new Winter Gala on Wednesday 29th November.
Guests will be joined by celebrities, star performers and Macmillan nurses at stunning Grade I-listed venue, The Guildhall, for the unmissable event.
Attendees will receive a champagne reception, followed by a glittering evening of fine dining and entertainment, including music from soul singer and M People star Heather Small and BBC Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills. A live auction will also offer attendees the chance to win a host of incredible prizes – including a Balthazar of champagne signed by Absolutely Fabulous’ Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders.
DJ Scott Mills said: “I’m delighted to be performing at Macmillan’s brand new Winter Gala. I sadly lost both my grandmothers to cancer so I know what a difference the charity, and their nurses, make to the lives of people living with the disease and their families. It’s going to be a fantastic evening for a brilliant cause.”
And no one needs to miss out this year, as there will be an additional online auction in advance of the sparkling event. These money-can’t-buy lots will be open for bids in the lead up to and on the night, with full details to be revealed soon.
All money raised through the event will fund more Macmillan nurses, who provide emotional, medical and practical support to people affected by cancer when they need it most.
They can be there for patients and their loved ones for everything from information about treatment, care and finances, to offering a helping hand at home or in hospital.
Macmillan hopes to raise enough from the Winter Gala to pay for at least five new roles around the country to help improve the lives of even more people living with cancer.
Kate Corney, 29, from Hampshire, was supported by a Macmillan nurse after being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2014.
She said: “I’ve seen the incredible difference that Macmillan nurses make first hand.
“My nurse Wendy was by my side when I was diagnosed and came and saw me regularly while I was in hospital.
“She provided both me and my family with all sorts of information about my cancer, as well as emotional and practical support.
‘‘She has been with me for every step of the journey and I can’t imagine how we’d have coped without her.”
Events manager Rebecca Harfield added: “We are very excited to be launching our Winter Gala for the first time. It will combine all the best bits of our Annual Ball and Celebrity Christmas Stocking Auction, culminating in a spectacular evening in aid of an absolutely brilliant cause.
“Macmillan Cancer Support nurses do so much to improve the lives of people affected by cancer, like Kate, and their families by providing them advice, emotional support and care, and our new festive fundraiser will enable them to reach even more.
“Come along to dine, dance, and donate to make a difference.
For tickets (£3,000 – £10,000 per table of 10) please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7840 4800.
For more information visit www.macmillan.org.uk/wintergala