Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre second annual Spring Ball

Posted on: Wednesday 20 Apr 2016

The Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre (SROMC) is hosting its second annual Spring Ball on Saturday  14 May 2016 at the Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate.

Last year’s ball raised over £17,500 for Harrogate Hospital and Community Charity and Macmillan Cancer Support, with funds being used within the centre. This year’s event will again be raising money for the two charities. In particular, money raised at the ball will be used to fund the provision of Complementary Therapy Treatments which relieve some side effects of treatments and help with certain physical conditions and emotional issues.

Tickets for the evening, sponsored by Lights4Fun and Rabbit Hill Country Store, cost just £75 per person, and include welcome drink, dinner, wine and live entertainment from ‘Ticket 415’ followed by a disco to take you into the night. There will also be an auction, silent auction and a raffle. Please join us for a great evening and help to raise valuable funds to ensure the continuation of invaluable services at the centre.

The complementary therapies provided by the centre are funded entirely through voluntary donations and thanks to the money raised at last year’s ball; the service has been increased to offer treatment to four days a week. To keep the service going we need to raise around £50,000 a year. This means that more people can benefit from the service and there are reduced waiting times, enabling people to be treated when they need it rather than when they can be fitted in!

Users of the service have praised the work of Julie Crossman, SROMC Complementary Therapist. One service user commented: ‘The treatments were tailored to side effects and symptoms of treatment and they helped alleviate symptoms for me – in particular pain in my hands and feet and watery eyes.’ And another stated: ‘it helped me to relax and helped get rid of feelings of depression. Generally improved mood and improved wellbeing.’

David Fisher, Community and Events Fundraiser at Harrogate Hospital and Community Charity said ‘Thanks to the amazing support of the organisers and those attending the ball, Harrogate Hospital and Community Charity is able to provide funds to pay for specialist equipment, research and patient and family support that would otherwise not be there, making a real difference to patients and their families when they need it most. The Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre is a fabulous facility for people in the Harrogate District, and to be able to make it that bit better for people going through treatment really does make a huge difference’

Tickets are £75 per person, or £70 if booking a table of 10 or 12, and are available by contacting Sarah Grant either by email: [email protected] or calling 01423 557317.


For further information please contact:

Stephen Kelly, Communications and Marketing Assistant: [email protected] and 01423 557732.

Harrogate Hospital & Community Charity

Harrogate Hospital & Community Charity is the Charity for Harrogate District Hospital and Community Health Services. We raise funds to help do more for local patients and their families when they need it most. We fund specialist equipment, training and services over and above what the NHS provides. We raise funds for individual departments and services and the charity as a whole.

To support Harrogate Hospital & Community Charity visit or text HHAC40 £10 to 70070 to donate.

Registered charity 1050008

About Macmillan Cancer Support

When you have cancer, you don’t just worry about what will happen to your body, you worry about what will happen to your life. Whether it’s about who you can talk to, planning for the extra costs or what to do about work, at Macmillan we understand how a cancer diagnosis can take over everything.

That’s why we’re here. We provide support that helps people take back control of their lives. But right now, we can’t reach everyone who needs us. We need your help to make sure that people affected by cancer get the support they need to face the toughest fight of their life. No one should face cancer alone, and with your support no one will.

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