MUG charity ball to raise funds for prostate cancer on 18 May 2012

March 26th, 2012 by Male Uprising in Guernsey

Male Uprising In Guernsey (MUG) has announced their inaugural MUG Ball to raise funds for Prostate cancer.

The charity gala evening will take place at St Pierre Park Hotel on Friday 18 May 2012.

Similar events will follow in 2013 and 2014 for bowel and testicular cancer causes.

This year’s format will include a charity auction, dinner and cabaret entertainment provided by members of GATE as well as local male “celebrities”.

In addition, the well-respected John Burley has kindly agreed to be the auctioneer for the night, hosting the auction of many high-value desirable items that hopes to raise over £10,000 for this extremely worthy cause.

MUG has a three-pronged aim of enhanced education, awareness and fund raising over the next three years to reach a target of £250,000 to support males and their families in the Bailiwick afflicted or concerned with cancer.

Trevor Kelham, MUG chairman said “everyone knows someone who has died of cancer. We want to reduce this sad fact going forward and take a proactive step in advocating regular testing by males. Please do come to the MUG Ball and join us in helping people affected by this deadly disease. In our own small way we can raise awareness of prostate cancer in Guernsey and help men feel more comfortable about getting themselves checked. Together we can and we will make a difference”.

Tables of 10 or 12 are available at £550 or £660 respectively.

Single tickets at £55 are also available for those who wish to put together their own table.

The ticket price includes:

7.00pm – Welcome Drinks on arrival

8.00pm – Three course dinner

9.30pm – Radio personality Kevin Stewart hosts a fantastic unforgettable cabaret entertainment

11.00pm – DJ Manzur and very special ‘Guest Deck’ appearance by Elizabeth College Principal, George Hartley

George Hartley, Principal of Elizabeth College (click image to expand - image courtesy of MUG)

Tickets are available by emailing alex @ eventguernsey.com or by calling 01481 728686.

MUG Ball Sponsor and chairman of Long Port Group, Charles Billson, has urged people to buy tickets early.

“The MUG Ball will be a highly entertaining evening and it’s such a worthwhile cause. My own father died of prostate cancer so I’m all too aware of the needs for education and fund-raising needed to help prevent deaths from this treatable disease,” Mr. Billson said.

MUG is also supported by the Ana Leaf Foundation.

Hayley de Putron, trustee, of the Ana Leaf Foundation said “the Trustees of the Ana Leaf Foundation are delighted to support MUG. Health preservation and education, particularly within the Channel Islands, are key objectives of the Foundation.”

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