Generous individuals from throughout the North-east have come together to raise more than £10,000 for a cancer support charity.
CLAN Cancer Support welcomed 280 guests to Ardoe House Hotel and Spa last week for one of the charity’s biggest fundraising events of the year.
The star of Channel 4’s First Dates, CiCi Coleman, hosted the event, which included a prosecco reception, two-course lunch, guest speaker, auction, raffle and a Michael Buble tribute act.
Guests heard from Claire Fleming who spoke about her Christopher’s CLAN challenge fundraising effort in memory of her brother who died of cancer when she was a teenager.
Claire is raising funds for CLAN in order to help other families going through a similar experience, because she realised how much she would have valued the support of the organisation herself.
Dr Colette Backwell, chief executive of CLAN, said: “CiCi was a fantastic host and we also appreciate Claire Fleming joining us and sharing her story with guests.
“We are delighted to have raised £10,000 and I would like to thank everyone who continues to back us.”