Published: 13:00, 11 October 2019
Glitz, glamour and entertainment will arrive at Dover Town Hall tomorrow as two fundraisers host their inaugural Pink Glitter Ball as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The fundraising night which will be attended by the the chief executive of Breast Cancer Now, Delyth Morgan, has been organised by Kerry Banks and Jo Allen from Deal.
The sold out event which is expected to raise thousands will feature a three-course meal and cabaret music from Richard Esdale from JigintheBox Entertainment Group.
International DJ Bruno from Boombox UK will deliver a set later in the evening.
There will also be a huge raffle and auction.
Mrs Banks said: “We're so looking forward to this event. It's taken months of hard work and planning but it's all to raise vital funds for such an amazing cause.
"We wanted to deliver an event for people to come together and have the opportunity to put their glad rags on and glam up!"
"We are honoured to have the CEO of Breast Cancer Now, baroness Delyth Morgan, attending the ball." - Jo Allen
Mrs Allen added: "We are honoured to have the CEO of Breast Cancer Now, baroness Delyth Morgan, attending the ball.
"We have some amazing auction prizes so our huge thanks goes to all that have donated prizes.”
Mrs Banks, an ambassador for Breast Cancer Now, began fundraising for the charity in 2006 alongside her good friend Julie Mortimer, who sadly died from the disease four years later.
She carried on her voluntary work in Julie’s memory, establishing two annual walks in the town; The Crocus Walk every spring and The Stepping Out Walk in October.
She also organises smaller events and gives her time to deliver talks in schools plus teach people the importance of TLC - Touch Look Check.
Mrs Allen has been a long standing supporter and volunteer of the charity, taking part in a number of fundraisers including the London Moonwalk.
Thanks has been given to sponsors Barclays, Redfortress Ltd, South Foreland Rotary Club and a Kent County Councillors Cllr Pauline Berresford and Cllr Nigel Collor.
Pick up next week's East Kent Mercury for pictures of the event - out on Wednesday.