Charity ball for Amanda
The family of a Maidstone
teenager who died of cancer last year have organised a charity ball
in her memory.
Amanda Slann, 17, an Invicta
Grammar School student, had been battling leukaemia when she passed
away in February following a bone marrow transplant.
Her parents June and Graham
Slann from Courtenay Road, Maidstone are hoping the fundraising
night on Friday, March 22 at the Orchard Spot in Downswood will be
a fitting tribute to their "lovely, bright" daughter.
Entertainment will include
performances from Amanda’s school friends and members of
Maidstone-based JAG Dance Academy.
All proceeds will go to the
Royal Marsden Cancer Charity to help buy a portable monitoring
Amanda was a patient at the
Surrey-based hospital and where she met the Duke and Duchess of
Cambridge during a royal visit to open a children’s ward in
June Slann hopes the ball
will raise a considerable sum of money and is rallying local
businesses for gift donations which can be used as raffle prizes on
She said: "The money will be
used to buy vital equipment so it’s important we raise as much as
"Amanda will have loved to
have organised something like this if she was alive, so we’re proud
to be able to take care of it for her now."
Tickets for the charity ball,
which starts at 7pm, cost £40 and includes a three-course
For tickets and gift
donations, please call June Slann on 07956879745.
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