Sophie’s Appeal 10th Anniversary Ball raises over £10,000 to help sick children

Sophie’s Appeal supporters have raised in excess of £10,000 at the charity’s 10th Anniversary Masquerade Ball. The major fundraising event was held at the Concorde Club in Eastleigh and welcomed around 250 guests including charity patrons Sarah & James Beattie.

The fun packed evening included Caricaturist David Hensley, Magician Wayne ‘The Wierd’, bellydancing by Rebekah and Hipnotise and a special surprise performance by Britain’s Got Talent’s “Popping Ron” (pictured)

Lin Barringer, Sophie’s mum and charity co-founder, commented,
“2013 marks 10 years since Sophie was diagnosed with Wilm’s Disease, and was when Mike and I originally decided to set up the charity to help others. In the last decade the charity has raised well over £320,000 which has gone on to help literally thousands of sick children and their families. The 10th Anniversary Ball has been a huge success and we’d like to thank everyone for their committed support yet again. The £10,000 raised is enough to fund 40 families for respite care in the New Forest, or 4 dream family holidays for terminally ill children”