Events May, 28th 2010 by

Children with Leukaemia Summer Party

The charity Children with Leukaemia was founded by Eddie and Marion O’Gorman who lost their son Paul to leukaemia when he was just 14. Nine months later they lost their daughter Jean also to cancer.

The charity was inaugurated by Diana, Princess of Wales in January 1988 after she heard about, and was moved by, the O’Gorman’s double tragedy. She remained interested in the charity and continued to be a source of inspiration, keeping in touch and giving encouragement until her untimely death in 1997.

Children with Leukaemia is now Britain’s leading charity dedicated to the conquest of this devastating disease. Not only do they fund ground-breaking research into the development of more effective, yet kinder, treatments, but they have a worldwide programme of research investigating the underlying causes of the disease.

One of the greatest medical success stories of the last century is the increase in the survival rate from childhood leukaemia – but leukaemia still claims the lives of one in five children diagnosed in the UK.

Welfare is another important element of the work of the charity. Facilities such as the Paul O’Gorman Patient Hotel in Great Ormond Street help to make the journey through treatment a little easier to bear by providing comfortable and convenient accommodation for children and families visiting the hospital, often from far afield, for their many outpatient appointments. Children with Leukaemia receives no government funding and without the support and generosity of the general public, their celebrity friends and many other individuals, their work would not be possible.

To raise funds for Children with Leukaemia a summer party including dinner, dancing and entertainment is being held at the fabulous Villa Tiberio restaurant in Marbella on Sunday 30th May 2010. Hosted by Bobby Davro with entertainment from Stephen Lloyd-Morgan, Carley Stenson (Hollyoaks), Alfie Palmer (Buble Tribute), Jodie Jacobs (from West End Musicals) & Nic Pound (Tres Divos) among more to be confirmed.

The venue opens at 19:30 and the price is €75 per ticket. For full details please call Caroline Randerson on +34 665 638 977.

22nd Aniversary Summer Party 2010 Poster

Dario Poli

Composer, artist, and a published author and illustrator. He is initiator of the campaign to present a better image Internationally, of Marbella and the Costa del Sol. Composer of the music "Marbella Marbella" used as the anthem of the campaign and also many other recorded compositions including Nostradamus, and Corazon, for The Children for Peace Onlus charity in Rome as well as the co-author of the powerful musical drama Lady X and The Power of Destiny. He is also the editor and a founder member of this website.

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