Teenage Cancer Trust annual ball, the Hilton Hotel, Gateshead
PUBLISHED: 16:32 18 January 2011 | UPDATED: 20:38 20 February 2013
Charitable entrepreneurs rocked the region, donating an impressive £35,000 in one night to boost the support offered to teenagers with cancer across the North East.
Charitable entrepreneurs rocked the region, donating an impressive 35,000 in one night to boost the support offered to teenagers with cancer across the North East.
The total, in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust, was raised by 300 members and guests of the Entrepreneurs Forum at their annual ball at the Hilton Hotel, Gateshead, and brings the amount raised by the Forum over the last seven years to 500,000.
The ball, entitled "Teenage Kicks all Through the Night", was hosted by legendary music maestro and former Radio One veteran Mike Read, and included an exclusive set by special guests, the legendary Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark.
Teenage Cancer Trusts strong music industry links via their patron Roger Daltrey also brought tribute bands The Whodlums and The Acoustic Beatles, who were joined on stage by ex-Coronation Street actress Angie Lonsdale to sing the Beatles evergreen classic Something.
Carole Beverley, CEO of the Entrepreneurs Forum, said: I never cease to be amazed by the generosity which flows through the Forum.
Angie Jenkison, Teenage Cancer Trusts Regional Appeals Manager, added: Thanks to the generous donation from the Forum, we are well on our way to the 200,000 needed to fund our new eight-bed unit at The Freeman Hospital in Newcastle.