A CHARITY supporting families through the aftermath of a brain cancer diagnosis raised over £15,000 from its charity ball on October 15, a record total in the five years since it started running the events.
Organised by Come Dance on the Hill (CDOTH) for Brainstrust, the event was held in the Victorian Theatre at Salomons Estate in Tunbridge Wells.
Featuring a variety of professional dance acts, before the guests took to the floor themselves, the charity ball and auction attracted 165 guests and raised over £15,000.
Chris Park, a trustee of Brainstrust, said: “We had acts returning from all of our previous events, including two acts from the event that was cancelled in 2020 due to Covid.
“It really was something and with over £15K raised, it was a clear success for our cause – yet again.”
Another fundraiser and supporter, Michael Brittain, said: “Seeing first-hand what this charity does for families, who are in total disarray, is quite something, and our contributions are growing every year.”
The annual event has grown bigger year-on-year, with totals raised having increased from £3,600 in 2018 and £7,000 in 2019 to £13,500 in 2021.
Mr Brittain added: “We are looking to go ‘bigger and better’ with an even higher target for 2023.”