cake cutting resizedTo celebrate 25 years of Leukaemia Busters and their achievements during that time with their research we held an Anniversary Ball on Saturday 11th October.  This event was held at the Grand Harbour Hotel, Southampton SO15 1AG.  The evening was hosted by our Patron, David Gower OBE and included a Champagne VIP Reception or Sparkling Wine Reception, three-course meal, Auctions, Raffle and great music from Madison Heights


One of the highlights of the evening was a 25th Anniversary Cake which was cut by Bee Flavell, ably assisted by David Flavell and present and past trustees, Rob Sutcliffe, Beverley Robinson-Grindey, Julie Daws, Gerald Butler and Charity Patron David Gower. 

293 people attended the Ball and at the moment the event has raised over £35,000 after expenses.     

Leukaemia Busters were delighted to be able to offer some truly amazing items in the Grand and Silent Auctions and would like to thank all the companies and individuals who have made this possible.  

The Grand Auction featured not one but two Thai Holidays, thanks to the generosity of Thai Airways, MBK Holdings, Katathani Collection of Resorts, Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn and Blue Elephant International Ltd.  See all donors of Grand Auction items listed below.

 The Silent Auction items featured items as diverse as a collection of memorabilia from Southampton FC, Afternoon Tea for Two and a Try Dive Session.  For all donors of Silent Auction items please see below.

Running through out the event there was also a Raffle and prizes ranged from a Harrods Pamper Hamper, a Canon Printer and Camera to Thai Meal Vouchers and a ride of the Swanage Steam Railway.  A list of the companies donating prizes is below.

A feature of the evening, introduced by our Master of Ceremonies, Mike Osman was a Fundraising Pledge in which a large number of guests undertook to raise £100 for Leukaemia Busters in the next 12 months.  We will be getting in touch with everyone who volunteered on the night but if you would like to take this Pledge as well please visit Your Fundraising Pledge on this website where you can sign up. 

You can see some photos from the evening in the Gallery on this website.  These photos were taken by David Crumpler Photography and by the Southampton Daily Echo. 

We would also like to that our other sponsors and helpers without whom the evening could not have taken place:

8by10 Digital Imaging for photography Kai Widdrington & Michelle Muruleasa Bee & David Flavell
Annabelle Beaumont Madii Wilcock Peter Robertson
Condor Office Solutions for printing Madison Heights for the music Jo Dixie Goodwin
David Crumpler Mike Osman Jane & Mark Beaumont
David Gower OBE Mostlane Shopfitting for sponsorship Sue Rudge
Domino Pizza Moxhams for the projectors, lighting and table decorations not to mention the amazing glitter ball Shirley Pinn
Foresolutions for radios Ollie Devon Fiona & Steve Wilcock
Gary Meadows Paul Murray Plc for the goody bag gifts Becky Mills
Grand Harbour Hotels Print and Packaging Ltd for goody bags  
Harry Redknapp Promotion Media for presentations  
Hobbs the Printers Ltd for sponsorship Serena & Sapphira Flavell  
John Breeze The Cake Workshop for the Anniversary cake
  The Southern Daily Echo for publicity  


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Blue Elephant International Ltd AFC Bournemouth Alpine Snowsports Centre
Bombay Sapphire Spirits Company Andard Diving & Watersports Buckler’s Hard
British Marine Federation Capital Radio Condor Office Solutions
David Lloyd Sports Southampton Careys Manor Hotel Harrods
Dizzyfeet Cunard Lazerbuilt
Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn Delicious Dining Liberty Wines
Katathani Collection of Resorts Grand Harbour Hotel, Southampton Marwell Zoo
Marquis Motorhomes and Caravans Heart FM Monkey World
MBK Holdings Idyllic Holiday Properties Moradok Siam, Romsey
Meller Ltd Isle of Purbeck Golf Club Niyom Thai Restaurant
Parkhouse Jewellers Jurassic Jaunts Royal Navy Submarine Museum
Sawatdi Restaurant Lilliput Health Clinic Saks Hair & Beauty, David Lloyd
Snows Group Ltd Meon Valley Country Club Scentsations Salon, Southampton
Thai Airways Ministry of Paintball Singha Beer
The English Rose Collection Pure Punjabi Special Thai Restaurant
Wise Yacht Charter S & P Food TeamSport
  Southampton Football Club The Cave
  Swanage Steam Railway The Master Builders Hotel
  The Beauty Studio, Bradbeers The Tank Museum Bovington
  The Mayflower Theatre, Southampton Trevor Mitchell International
  Twizy New Forest Cars  
  White Star Hotel, Southampton