The night was organised by supporters of the charity, Tina Hiscox, Carole Harwood, Julia Stuart, Sally Rewcastle and Mandy Bransgrove, who managed to auction off two VIP tickets to the Extreme Sailing World Series yachting event in Cardiff 2017, including Ben Ainsley Racing Team, and a luxury holiday in Portugal amongst many others.
The event raised £35,438.69 from auction bids and sponsorships from the likes of The Barker-Mill Foundation, Moxhams Creative, Screwfix and The Hilton at the Ageas Bowl.
Every single penny raised from the event will go towards the charity’s research and development programme based at Southampton University Hospital and led by surgeon Mr. Mo Abu Hilal. Mr Hilal, a leading expert in keyhole surgery techniques, believes that patient survival rates can be improved if the disease is diagnosed and treated earlier. He said after the event “we are still a relatively young charity and we aim to raise awareness of this type of cancer so we can battle it in every way we can. The team are making big strides in stem cell research to help create a new working liver for people, rather than just have them waiting for a donor”.
Thanks to everyone for attending and to all our auction prize donators and sponsors – you really have made a difference! Thanks also to our excellent photographer Dave Vokes who can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Further updates on our research programme will be put on our website and in our newsletter.