|Joanne Gilligan of Latimer Hinks, whose battle with cancer inspired the choice of the Holistic Cancer Care Centre as a beneficiary of the ball, with Paula Whittaker of Poppy’s Bridal, in Darlington, and solicitors Natalie Palmer and Helen Thomas.|
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
The Bride’s Ball will raise money for three local charities, the Holistic Cancer Care Centre at James Cook University Hospital, Age UK (Darlington), and St Teresa’s Hospice, in Darlington – three of several charities with which the firm feels a close connection.
Latimer Hinks Solicitor,
, one of the event’s organisers, said: "This is the ultimate in dressing up, for ladies – and if not gentlemen! Putting on a wedding dress is something all girls dream of and this is an opportunity for anyone, to go all out and have a fantastic night, raising money for three great charities. We all have family members, friends and work colleagues affected by cancer, ageing and ill health and we wanted to support them by doing something different which was going to raise much needed funds.” Helen Thomas
The Holistic Cancer Care Centre was chosen because of the support a colleague
Joanne Gilligan has received during her own battle with cancer.