The Great Hall at Queen’s University is the location for a night dipped in glamour and mystery in aid of Northern Ireland’s leading children’s cancer charity.
The Belfast Masquerade Ball on October 17 is the perfect excuse to dig the glad rags out of the wardrobe and up the intrigue with a bespoke mask to match.
The event costs just £60 per person for a full night of entertainment which includes a champagne reception, a four course meal, music from local musicians and dancing into the wee small hours.
The event is being organised by Cancer Fund for Children supporter and volunteer Sinead Campbell who is also running the Boston Marathon for the charity. Sinead (35) who lives in Belfast spent some of her early years in America and so has personal reasons for running the race. It is the novice runner’s first marathon.
She said: “I only started training in March and it is tough going but all for a great cause. The ball will help me fundraise for it. I am hoping the event will be a magical night a once in a lifetime experience in a magnificent setting.
“I have volunteered at residentials for the charity and have seen the amazing work it carries out and how it helps the whole family. Funds raised will help local families during the most difficult of times.”
Cancer Fund for Children’s Events Fundraiser, Amanda Steele said: “We are delighted that Sinead is holding this masquerade ball in aid of Cancer Fund for Children. It promises to be a unique and memorable night. Funds raised through this and via Sinead doing the Boston marathon will enable the charity’s experienced team of Specialists to continue providing practical and emotional support, helping families cope with the devastating impact cancer has on their lives.”
The Ball is one of many special events Cancer Fund for Children is promoting during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September. Keep an eye out for our Bog Run, Zipline the Lagan and Gimme 5 campaign on Q radio.
Find out more or buy tickets by logging onto www.belfastmasquerade.co.uk or contact Cancer Fund for Children on 028 9080 5599.