Pink Party aims to raise £20,000 for breast cancer care
PUBLISHED: 10:32 10 May 2016 | UPDATED: 10:32 10 May 2016
The funds will help to buy new equipment for Darent Valley Hospital
A charity is hoping to raise £20,000 at an event this month to help buy new equipment for Darent Valley Hospital’s chemotherapy ward.
Breast Cancer charity The Breast of Bromley is holding its fifth annual Pink Party on Saturday, May 21, which will feature a live auction, a silent auction, a raffle and balloon prizes.
The money raised will go towards a new CT Scanner and a television for one of the treatment rooms at the hospital.
Mayor of Bromley Ian Payne will attend the event, having named The Breast of Bromley as one of the charities that will benefit from all of the fundraising activities and events during his term.
The charity’s chairman, Debbie Lock, said she was delighted to have been named as one of the mayor’s charities and hopes it will enable them to take fundraising to a new level.
“We have raised in excess of £100,000 and we hope to raise in excess of £20,000 on March 21,” she added.
“The previous mayor raised around 30,000 for her two charities, so we are hoping for £15,000 to £20,000 out of that.”
The Pink Party is set to feature a range of entertainment, including Vegas Girls; a band, No Sleep Til Deptford; a DJ supplied by Essential Entertainments; Magic by Forzoni Magic and Magical Times Photo Booths.
Special guest Marilyn Monroe will drop by to sing some songs and help with the fundraising.
“Everyone has a great time at the party,” Mrs Lock said.
The theme of this year’s event is Hollywood, which means guests will be given the VIP treatment and the paparazzi will be busy photographing everyone as they walk down the red carpet on arrival.
Most of the tickets have already been sold, although Mrs Lock said there may be room for another table of ten or 12 people.
The charity is on the lookout for sponsorship and donations from people and companies, and it has so far been offered a holiday in a luxury villa, signed merchandise by famous sports personalities, a diamond pendant, tickets to Premier League football matches, a day’s boat charter and more.