This year, Napp Pharmaceuticals is celebrating 30 years in Cambridge. The company has supported a variety of local organisations and events over the years, so it’s fitting that they are using this anniversary to continue their support for the local branch of the Teenage Cancer Trust (TCT), partnering with them to present The Butterfly Ball.
The spectacular event will take place on July 6 in a contemporary marquee on the lawns of Napp’s Science Park site. Promising to deliver the ‘wow’ factor, the evening will be officially opened by Teenage Cancer Trust ambassador Ellie Sedgwick and a special presenter before a showcase performance by Anton du Beke and Erin Boag from the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing. The Butterfly Ball will also feature local talent from Churchill College Jazz Band, a casino, tombola, and an auction, with lots including a trip to New York. Tickets include champagne, canapés, and a three-course dinner with wine, after-dinner drinks and entertainment. The full amount of the £85 ticket price will go to support the TCT Unit at Addenbrooke’s Hospital which supports 14-24 year old cancer patients from Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Hertfordshire, Essex, Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire.
The Teenage Cancer Trust Unit at Addenbrooke’s Hospital was opened last year and cost more than £3.6 million to build, of which the local community helped raise £2.9 million, but developing the unit was just the first step in the charity’s commitment to helping young people with cancer across East Anglia. On-going support and donations are now needed to maintain the unit and fund specialist staff, which is why Napp are supporting Teenage Cancer Trust with The Butterfly Ball.
Beryl Hobbs, of the Napp organising committee, said: “We are delighted to be able to help the Teenage Cancer Trust to raise funds so that the fantastic medical and support staff at the specialist Addenbrooke’s unit can continue to provide the bespoke care that teenagers need at such a difficult time in their lives.” Napp has been supporting the TCT for the past four years, and their other sponsorship highlights included organising and hosting the Black Tulip Ball, which raised more than £30,000; the hope is that The Butterfly Ball will exceed this.
Teenage Cancer Trust’s regional appeals manager Helen Bearfield-Swift said: “It’s fantastic that Napp is contributing the proceeds of The Butterfly Ball to help ensure that our ward at Addenbrooke’s continues to provide world-class care for those in need, and we’re looking forward to a magical evening on July 6.”
The Butterfly Ball promises to be a highlight of the summer calendar and perfect for corporate hospitality, a staff summer party, or just a great night out so if you’d like to spend a delightful evening whilst supporting a great cause, please come to the ball! To purchase tickets, call 07903 464678, go to www.teenagecancertrust.org or email email.