A red-carpet event was held in Leicester to raise funds for local cancer research charity Hope Against Cancer. Hope’s Clinical Trials facility is also based in the city at Leicester Royal Infirmary and the Charity is helping to fund vital, life-saving research prioritising early detection of the condition.

The charity put on a Moulin Rouge-themed Ball, where they created a Parisian wonderland at the beautiful Winstanley House also in Leicester. Complete with a drinks reception, three-course meal, casino, and live music. The ball took place on the 24th February and was hosted by BBC commentator Ian Stringer.

Hope Against Cancer Chief Executive Nigel Rose said: “We’re incredibly excited to be hosting our Moulin Rouge Ball at Winstanley House. As a charity we rely entirely on support and donations from fundraising events such as this. We’ll have great food, singers and dancers, music, and a firework display to end the night, plus we’ll be holding a raffle with some great prizes on offer.”

Sandicliffe Ford Transit Centre Leicester was amongst the many companies who sponsored the event, as a local business we pride ourselves in helping the community in any way we can.

We had a fantastic time as one of the head sponsors this was for an amazing cause. The evening was a great success with tickets being sold out, it was great to see so many people show up. The event managed to raise a massive £15,000, this money will go towards funding innovated research to improve the treatments and get better outcomes for local people suffering from cancer. 

Pictured above with the Ranger is Tyler Bernardini the Captain of Leicester Riders, and Tracey Hallam the events organiser along with Nick Osborne the group commercial sales manager at Sandicliffe

For further details on the event visit Hope Against Cancer’s website.