In her role as a guardian of Breast Cancer Haven, Pollyanna was delighted to one again attend their major annual event, the Blush Ball, held in the Natural History Museum in London. Pollyanna was honoured to be invited to join the top table to sit alongside the charity’s main patron Sophie, Countess of Wessex.
The glamorous event once again attracted a host of other celebrities, including Tim Rice, Ballerina Darcy Bussell, Eastenders actress Kim Metcalf, model Jasmine Lennard, Channel Four property expert Kirstie Allsop, Jockey Willie Carson, Lady Victoria Hervey, and BBC newsreader Emily Maitless.
The host for the evening was impressionist Rory Bremner (left with Pollyanna), who also conducted the auction. Items bid for included an exclusive canvas giclee of Pollyanna’s acclaimed painting 'Amazing Grace’ – the winning bidder also got a night in the Peacock Hotel at Rowsley (kindly donated by the managers) and the chance to visit Pollyanna’s studio and meet her.
The evening raised a wonderful £208,000.00 which will be put towards the opening of a new Breast Cancer Haven Centre in Leeds.
Breast Cancer Haven supports the physical and emotional needs of anyone affected by breast cancer. Havens are welcoming day centres which offer free support, information and complementary therapies to help you before, during and after medical treatment.
They aim to open centres throughout the UK. Pollyanna was successfully treated for breast cancer five years ago, and is pleased to offer her ongoing support to this wonderful organisation.
You can find out more about their valuable work at their web site www.breastcancerhaven.org.uk