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Charity ball in memory of Riley Plant
8:12am Tuesday 24th September 2013 in News
A CHARITY ball in aid of a fund which is keeping the memory of a brave little boy from York alive and helping other families will be held in the city next month.
Riley Plant died last September, aged just 21 months, after battling a rare and incurable brain tumour, with his family being inspired to set up the Smiley Riley Fund.
Now a charity, it has since raised more than £58,000 to pay the living and travel costs of parents and carers of children undergoing chemotherapy.
A Silver Ribbon Ball will be held in the Dante Suite at York Racecourse on Saturday, October 19, with music being provided by York band The Mothers, a Bucks Fizz reception, a guest speaker and a charity auction including a signed England rugby league shirt, a luxury hamper, a holiday villa in Florida, a diamond-set Armani watch and a giant KitKat courtesy of Nestlé.
The event, sponsored by Streamline Taxis, will be held during Brian Tumour Awareness Month, with the silver ribbon being the symbol of the campaign.
Tickets cost £45 plus postage and include a three-course meal and a free gift on every table, with women being asked to wear a silver dress or accessories and men asked to wear a black suit with a silver tie or bow-tie, with doors opening at 6.45pm.
To book, visit thesmileyrileyfund.co.uk or phone Simone Potter, one of the fund’s founders and Riley’s grandmother, on 07818 506476.