Finally the night came, the 3rd of November, where the Macmillan Cancer Support & Sotheby’s Holiday Event Committee of five fabulous individuals, came together to throw one of the best Holiday events Macmillan has had this year – apparently – so said Katy R., Head of Events!
Our committee included – oddly enough – three cancer survivors Ana C., Dan J., and Alex (me), and Justin S., and Joanna B. all of which managed to bring nearly 200 guests to the exclusive location, Pasley Tyler off Berkeley Square.
Opening its doors to Macmillan and Sotheby’s, Pasley Tyler, or more famously known as No. 42, is one of the oldest, newly refurbished Georgian mansions in London from the mid 1700’s. Now with state of the art facilities, immaculate furniture, and artwork found no where else in the world, what a privilege it was to have our event hosted by this incredible organisation! The atmosphere was electrifying, the food and drink impeccable!
It was a fabulous night of shopping, raffle prizes, a fantastic variety of gifts for Silent Auction, wine and canapés, and most
of all, supporting Macmillan Cancer Support, an organisation providing therapy, counselling, nutrition advice, and emotional support to individuals and families affected by cancer.
Dan took the lead by sharing his experiences with the Macmillan Cancer Support volunteers not only with cancer but with the individuals that made a huge difference in his initial diagnosis, his chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments, and ultimately, his personal life. There are thousands of unbelievable individuals that make living with cancer possible in the UK by providing hope to those suffering.
The Macmillan Cancer Support volunteers and its organisation deserve a big round of applause as most of the volunteers involved remain anonymous and sometimes faceless. Their job is to support and lead the way down such a terrifying road of the unknown.
And speaking from experience, volunteering within the community and clinics concentrating on health issues can be a difficult job. But there are people in this world that live their lives on a higher platform always helping others. Good on you!
It was our absolute pleasure to organise, raise awareness and bring light to a disease that still statistically effects 1 in 3 with cancer and 1 in 8 for Breast Cancer here in the UK. It especially a lot to me, Ana, and Dan, just recovering and no more than 2 years out!
To cap the evening’s festivities, we had amazing Vendors supporting the cause as well! From eDv, Denise Manning, Chloe Croft London, Jenny Knott Silver, EJK, Beulah Fashions, Atlas Fine Wines, Ann Hope Contemporary Silver, and Turquoise Mountain. Please click on their links, take a look and support them – they made a huge difference at the event!
As the night came to an end, Joanna called out the many winners from the Raffle which included dinners, local experiences, and even donations from Hérmes and Stella McCartney. We managed to raise over £30,000 in just about 3 hours and that’s not too shabby!
Thank you Ana, Dan, Justin and Joanna (Sotheby’s), Chris, Fiona, and Milly (Pasley Tyler), Katy (Macmillan Cancer Support), and even Marco Steer (Pasley Tyler), the Executive Chef at Pasley Tyler – he donated a catered dinner for 10 for the cause! God bless you!