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Sunflower Ball 2018

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Jurys Inn

Hinckley Island Hotel

Hinckley

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Tammy Harrison, from Nuneaton, lost her battle with Cystic Fybrosis at the age of 35 in 2013, having suffered from the disease since birth. Her positive attitude to her life and the way she coped with her disease inspired her brother, Rob O’Donnell, to organise charity balls to raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, which helps research into the disease and provides support for sufferers.

Tammy had a double lung transplant in 2008, married Ian Harrison two years later and went onto the kidney transplant list in 2012. A kidney donor was found, but in January 2013 she was diagnosed with endocarditis, a rare and, in Tammy’s case, incurable heart infection, meaning the operation could not go ahead and she died in June the same year.

Following on from the success of raising over £16,500 in May 2014 and a further £21,000 in September 2016 at the Sunflower Ball, Tammy’s brother, Rob, has decided to organise and hold a third and final charity ball on 3rd March 2018.

Rob said, “I’m determined to make this ball just as enjoyable and successful as the others, to raise yet more funds for a charity that is very close to my heart. The sunflower was Tammy’s favourite, hence the “Sunflower Ball” was born!”

The local ball will once again be held at the Hinckley Island Hotel in Leicestershire and entertainment already includes one of Leicestershire’s BIG bands, Junction 21, Ollie Hughes as Robbie Williams and a fantastic bagpipe player to start proceedings!

Unlike previous years, where Rob has given himself a year to organise the event he told us, “I’m really up against it this time! I’m reaching out for all the support I can get and I’m asking wholeheartedly for your support.

“I pride myself in offering public thanks via social media to all those that support, no matter how small the gesture. I believe any PR for those that support can only be positive.”

The previous two Sunflower Balls have received great support from the Sterophonics, Derren Brown, Romesh, Jimmy Carr, Jet2 and many many more. So, Rob is hoping to see the same support this time.

Rob would love to hear from anyone willing to donate bottles for the raffle, tickets, events, vouchers for auction and from those that just want to come along for a great night out! With tickets priced at just £35 it’s a bargain of a night!

Rob can be contacted on 07770 332076 or via twitter at: @sunflowerball14 or on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/sunflowerbash2018/

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