Bromsgrove Pre & Pre - Prep Parents Association The May Ball 2014

Bromsgrove School recently hosted the Bromsgrove Pre & Pre - Pre School Charity May Ball... In support of The Duchenne Children’s Trust. -

With over 230 well-dressed invited guest to enjoy the fine food and drinks, with a wonderful 10 piece live band called The Soul Collective Band. All in aid of raising as much money as possible for The Duchenne Children’s Trust. -

The evening was hosted by Master of Ceremony Mr Matthew Lees, who directed the evening with such professionalism, which in turn encouraged many of the invited guests to be very generous in support of the charity on the night, by supporting the many raffle prizes along with professional auctioneer Mr John Townsend.

For me the highlight of the evening was the donation of a £2000 Diamond from Lois Jewellery of Birmingham, with a twist since you had to buy a glass of Champagne and if you were lucky you would find a £200 Diamond in your glass, in fact I am not sure if they did not donate two Diamonds for the sake of raising money for The Duchenne Children’s Trust.

For more information re Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy & The Duchenne Children’s Trust , please read below, as well as to follow the links…

Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a neuromuscular condition caused by the lack of a protein called dystrophin. It is a serious condition that causes progressive muscle weakness. About 100 boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy are born in the United Kingdom each year -

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is a 100% FATEL GENETIC DISORDER, with no treatment at all and no CURE. However the DCT believe that thanks to recent scientific breakthrough. Treatments are now on the horizon.

They have a simple mission: to raise £1million a year for Ten Years to fund these early treatments, and beat this disease in a decade. To end Duchenne in ten

The Duchenne Children’s Trust was set up by Emily and Nick Crossley, after their son, Eli was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

Re The Duchenne Children’s Trust from their About Page of their website

“When Eli was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy we were totally stunned – and devastated beyond words. The doctors gave us no hope. But we threw ourselves into the science of the disease, and discovered that in fact, many in the field of Duchenne believe that we are within reach of a substantial treatment and possible cure for this disease. In the months following his diagnosis we met the world’s leading scientists, academics and researchers in this field. And they are united in their belief that treatments and a cure are within arm’s reach. And then we realised that we couldn't just be passive in this situation, just standing by waiting for the good news to trickle in. We want to be doing everything we can to support the research that is going on – and speed up the time it takes for what’s going on in the labs to translate into medicines for our children.

Our mission quite simply is to raise money to give to the best global research effort – to fund a treatment or cure in time to save Eli’s life and the hundreds of thousands of other boys like him.”

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