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The DEBRA Butterfly Ball

The DEBRA Butterfly Ball
The DEBRA Butterfly Ball is Back at a new venue with a menu by TV's Tom Kerridge EB charity DEBRA has brought back its flagship fundraiser, the DEBRA Butterfly Ball, after a four-year absence. The reinvigorated event will be held for the first time at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower in London on 16 June with catering provided by high-profile chefs Tom Kerridge and Ashley Palmer-Watts. Speaking at the event will be Georgia Bath, the mother who lost her daughter Millie to EB but won the battle to build magic memories through her short and painful life supported by DEBRA. Official photographer on the night will be James Dunn, the young man with EB who recently featured in the BBC series 'The Big Life Fix with Simon Reeve'. James will be using the technology developed for him during the programme to pursue his passion for photography and Simon Reeve, who will be away filming on the night, will be supporting the event with a short video broadcast. As well as enjoying stellar dining, guests at the event will be able to raise further funds through the exclusive 'Tree of Life', created by The Knightsbridge School, which has selected DEBRA as its charity for 2017. The children at the school have created butterflies for the tree, each representing blind auction lots, all of which are worth above their face values of £50, £100 and £250. When guests buy a butterfly at the ball they will exchange it for a surprise, high-worth item or experience. Andrew Colville, Corporate and Events Manager at DEBRA says, "We're delighted that the DEBRA Butterfly Ball is back on our calendar and the demand for tickets so far has been great, with just a few tables left. I look forward to meeting our individual and corporate supporters there as together we continue to support the 5,000 families living with EB in the UK today." Tom Kerridge of Masterchef, Food and Drink and Saturday Kitchen fame adds, "It's a genuine privilege to prepare the dessert for this event alongside my associates Ashley Palmer-Watts and Simon Young. EB is a lifechanging disease for those living with the condition and their carers. The menu we've created will thank everyone for their support and hopefully leave enough room for a little more generosity on the night." The re-launch is the first of many revived and reinvigorated events to be added to the charity's fundraising calendar, all designed to build momentum for the charity as it approaches its 40th year.

at The Jumeirah Carlton Tower
Cadogan Place
City of London, United Kingdom

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