Hartley and Parry have a BALL in aid of Marie Curie at Chester Racecourse

On Saturday 10th, Chester resident Ben Parry and business partner Blaese Hartley hosted a glamorous ball at Chester Racecourse, in aid of Marie Curie and in memory of Ben’s late grandmother, Mary.

This is the second time that Ben and Blaese have organised a ball in aid of the charity. After last year’s success and raising £2,100, they were prompted to organise another. This year’s total was £1,700 which would pay for 85 hours of nursing care for terminally ill patients across Cheshire. It was a glitzy affair with a silent auction and live music. The dedicated pair are already talking about next year’s event and raising even more money.

Ben chose to fundraise for Marie Curie after losing his Grandmother Mary to cancer back in 2014. He said ‘When my Nan became very unwell with cancer, my parents and uncle took over the care for her. It was a very difficult and stressful time for them and the rest of the family. That was until Marie Curie came along and gave us the support we needed. They took away the stress instantly. I wanted to give something back after the support they gave to my family in our time of need. I will always be a supporter and help them as much as I can. Thank you to all the nurses and staff at Marie Curie.’

Holly Fraser, Community Fundraiser in Chester, said “I just want to say a massive thanks and congratulations to Ben and Blaese for organising another successful event and raising such a fantastic amount for Marie Curie. The amount raised will help to continue to give care to terminally ill people in their homes, just like Ben’s family experienced.”

If you are interested in joining the Chester Fundraising Group or doing an event of your own for Marie Curie, then just contact Holly Fraser on 0161 255 2800.

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