£19,500 Raised at the 2017 Petal Ball!!

We’re delighted to announce that on the 11th February we held our 19th Annual Ball and raised a whopping £19,500 through the generosity of our sponsors and guests. The event was sold out which made for a great atmosphere for our ‘Bring on the Stars’ themed evening.

Entertainment was provided by young singer Ellie Ferguson,( just 12 years of age) and Skipton band ‘Undercover’, followed by KK’s legendary disco enabling Petal partygoers to’ strut their stuff’ until the early hours.

Young cancer sufferer, Tia Taggart, 7 years old student at St John’s Primary School in Padiham , bravely delivered a presentation with head teacher Mrs Kathleen McKeating, in which she explained how she is fighting a type of cancer called Ewing’s Sarcoma. (photo below). Tia was awarded the Child of Courage award at the 2BR 2016 Local Hero event last year and it is very clear why she was chosen for such an accolade. Our prayers and sincere wishes are with Tia and her family as her brave battle continues

Reverend Priestly Brook, honorary member of Petal delivered the ‘pre-dinner grace’ in his customary personalised and humorous style that we and our guests have come to love.

Nicola Holding, proprietor of Create Studios, Colne very kindly took photographs of guests in all their finery and these can be viewed and purchased via the following link . The password to access the images is Petal2017

http://tinyurl.com/hr6dp2t

Sincere thanks to all our valued sponsors and of course all who attended and we do hope to see you all at next year’s event ! Date soon to be announced.