San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
"The Molly Ball" is a full evening of entertainment and fine dining.
There will be live music and the opportunity to bag yourself some exclusive goodies in the silent auction and raffles.
More surprises will be unveiled in the run up to 4th November so watch this space!
Rock band, KTO will be playing live http://www.ktoverdrive.net/index.php
A gourmet three course meal and an evening’s entertainment is included in the price of your ticket. All proceeds will be donated to the brilliant cause, Ronald McDonald House.
For more payment options, including offline options, please contact Beth@propel-technology.com
"When the worst happened, Ronald MacDonald House was a shining beacon of light in the darkest of days"
Ronald McDonald House Charities provide free ‘home away from home’ accommodation at specialist children's hospitals across the UK, enabling families to stay close to their child and maintain a degree of normal family life.
Ronald McDonald House supports families while their child receives care and treatment in a specialist children's hospital by giving them a warm and welcoming place to rest their heads, just a moment away from their child. Over the last 25 years the charity has helped tens of thousands of families during some of the toughest periods in their lives.
When a child is in hospital, their family can often be faced with long travel distances each day and they need to either pay for costly hotel rooms or sleep on a chair at the bedside. The charities’ houses provide families with a comfortable place to stay that's close to their child, giving them more time and energy to focus on being together and getting their children well again.
As an independent charity, Ronald McDonald House relies on the support and generosity of volunteers, fundraisers and donors, and thanks to their tireless efforts, the houses are able to help over 7,000 families each year.
The Molly Ball aims raise much needed funds to help provide free accommodation for families when they need it the most.
A bit more about Molly
On our daughter, Molly’s 2nd birthday she became unwell with a high temperature. We took her to our local A&E where she was admitted, but unfortunately there were no beds available. As a result, we were transferred to another hospital at around 3am. Whilst travelling on the motorway, the ambulance veered off the carriageway. At the time of the accident, Molly was unrestrained on the trolley. As the ambulance span Molly flew off the bed hitting against the walls. As the windows smashed I closed my eyes. I thought to myself, “When I open them again she will be dead.”
When the ambulance finally came to rest, I hurriedly unclipped my seatbelt to find Molly. When I eventually found her, her fluffy dressing gown was covered in mud. I was screaming as I picked her up, but to my utter delight she screamed back at me. Once we were freed from the ambulance I remember thinking this was a miracle, she's ok! I called my husband and tried to reassure him.
We arrived at the John Radcliffe hospital. My relief was short lived as Molly deteriorated rapidly. Within a few hours from the crash Molly was on life support. Molly had septicaemia; she’d gone into multiple organ failure.
The intensive care nurses organised a room for us as the Ronald McDonald hotel. We were 50 miles from home and wanted to remain as close as possible to Molly. The hotel room was within the hospital, with a direct line to the intensive care unit next to the bed.
Having this facility for the duration of Molly’s hospital stay was incredibly valuable to us. We had a base for friends and family to come. We had use of kitchen facilities, washing machines and essential toiletries in the room. I think most importantly it gave us somewhere to cry so we could be strong for Molly when at her side. Once Molly started to become stable, our son Fraser came to stay with us at the hotel. He loved having two whole days to visit his sister and he brought much needed smiles to our faces. Having the room gave him some normality in a very abnormal situation. There was a TV in the room and a separate joint lounge with toys where he made lots of thank you cards for nurses and the hotel staff. He loved using his Heely’s down the long corridors to and from Molly’s bedside. In addition to giving us space for the family close to Molly’s bedside, having the room allowed me time for much needed rest, as I sustained injuries during the crash. The hotel staff helped me arrange a porter to take me for scan appointments which allowed my husband to stay at Molly's bedside.
We were in hospital for two weeks. Molly has made a miracle recovery and she seems mostly un-phased by the trauma she endured.
We met many other families in the hotel, you get to know each other well and support one another. Many of them had been there for months, and their children were faced with life changing injuries or conditions. In some cases families are faced with the unbearable grief of losing a child. We felt very blessed to be leaving with our daughter in arms – we are the lucky ones.
The impact this charity had on us when we really needed it was unmeasurable. It is imperative that this charity is supported, enabling families to be close to their children at the hardest of times.
Want to help?
Can your business help? The Molly Ball is looking for donations from local businesses. Anything from table decorations to items to be auctioned.
- Put your business in the spotlight for good reason and for a good cause
- Increase your brand visibility
- Highlight your community engagement and corporate responsibility
- The opportunity to have the public sample a new product or provide demonstration of a product or service
- Entertain clients