Las Vegas Charity Ball 2014

Focus Leukaemia held a Las Vegas themed fundraising charity ball in aid of Delete Blood Cancer UK. The event took place on Friday 3rd October 2014 at the Royale Banqueting Suite, Pountney Street, Wolverhampton.
 
After the huge success of Focus Leukaemia Charity Ball in October 2013 raising £32,000 for our two named charities: Delete Blood Cancer UK and Leukaemia and Lymphoma, Samrick Singh Bahia decided that he wanted to do another fundraising event to raise the awareness of Leukaemia, encourage more people from the Asian communities to register as bone marrow donors though awareness and raise funds for Delete Blood Cancer UK.
 
Samrick was given the clear in October 2013 after months of chemotherapy but still had to under-go chemotherapy and treatment every month at the QE Hospital in Birmingham.
 
Joe Hallett, donor recruitment manager at Delete Blood Caner UK said“After last year’s fantastic ball where hundreds of people joined the blood stem cell registry and thousands of pounds was raised to fund the registration costs of new potential lifesavers, Samrick and Focus Leukaemia have organised another wonderful event. 

“Viva means ‘long life’ in several languages, and as the event is in support of all those seeking a lifesaving matching blood stem cell donor, they are truly putting the Viva in Las Vegas!”

This event was organised in association with Singh4Samrick and Stop Press PR. The evening included Champagne Reception, Canapés, Fun Casino, 4 Course Meal, Entertainment, Raffle Prizes and Auction. The event included Live entertainment on the night was provided by Funki Feathers Show Girls, Indian Elvis,  Aman Hayer, Angrez Ali, Jags Climax, Midland Boyz Mbz, Dev Dhillon, Peeta Peeta Nakodariya, The Shades Band and Magic Peter Sahota.

The event was a complete success and raised close to £60,000 also allowing people to take a swab and register on Bone Marrow Register list to which recently there has been a match - it actually happened.

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