Active Rider Charity Ball 28.10.17 - @ the de vere Cranage Hall hotel in Cheshire

If you want to attend the party of the year please be invited to attend Active Riders Charity Ball on 28th October 2017. This year we are raising money for The When You Wish Upon A Star charity.

Our ball is in Memory of Amy Allen and our aim for the ball is to grant more wishes of children, aged 2-16 years, living with a life threatening illness.

Hosted at the fabulous De Vere Cranage Hall Hotel in Cheshire - ticket costs are £50 per person which will include a welcome drinks token on arrival, a hearty three course dinner, a swing singer on arrival and live entertainment till 1am.

Discounted rooms have been arranged and can be claimed by quoting ACTIVE RIDER when booking, note that the rooms are limited in number so do book early.

Our Ball is in Memory of Amy Allen - Never Forgotten

Bowlers Riding School was contacted by The When You Wish Upon A Star Charity to ask if they could loan a pony for Amy to ride on the beach.

Holly Charnock is one of the teams famous Fund Raising Rotti's - her mum is Karen Southeran, who runs Bowlers - she agreed to loan a pony for Amy without hesitation & Amy's family & the charity were introduced to the Bowlers team including Flair the pony & Amy left a mark on all their hearts.

Amy's Story

Amy was diagnosed with a Medulloblastoma Brain Tumour in sept 2003 & after initial diagnosis had to under go an 8 hour operation to remove the tumor followed by 6 weeks of daily full head and spinal radiotherapy, the next stage was 8 months of intensive chemotherapy (Due to the detrimental affect the chemo would have on Amy's appetite she was also fitted with a gastrostomy tube and fed nightly by machine ). Unfortunately a year later, the Medulloblastoma returned but this time it was in Amy's Bonemarrow and Liver not Brain (This is a very rare occurance ). Amy was given a 10% chance of survival, but began another round of 7 months of gruelling chemotherapy with the aim being, to get Amy into complete remission so that the final stage of a stem cell harvest could be performed within isolation. Miraculously the treatment worked and Amy ventured out of isolation after a 6 week stay of confinement . Almost a year to the day a routine brain scan showed that the beast was back for the final time. Amy was put on a research protocol to try and slow down the development of the tumour and give Amy a better quality of life for as long as possible, it meant daily visits to the hospital for chemotherapy and amazingly she had miraculous results again - but it was not to last - Amy passed away on 22-9-08. It was the continuing research that gave the family valuable and precious time with Amy, her legacy is that the answers she gave may finally help cure a child in the future . This research must be allowed to continue

This ball is to raise funds for The When You Wish Upon A Star Charity to enable more dreams and wishes to come true for other families. Your support will make that happen.

Ball attendees in 2016
A welcome drinks token on arrival
A beautiful decorated ballroom - thank you to Angela Grimes for sponsoring this
A fun raffle with no boring draw
Entertainment to welcome you & while you eat from Andy the King of Swing!
Wonderful live Start the Party band right through till 1am
Great company
Great food
And you will dance the night away

Sponsorship opportunities are available - Ball Tickets are £50 each. Please contact or 07736 872307 to discuss your requirements.

This ball has been sold out for the last two years - individual tickets are available, or tables in tens, or with slightly less room can seat twelve.

Limited rooms at a discounted rate is available from The De Vere Cranage - do book your ticket and your room early.

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