Thank you to all of you who joined Pancreatic Cancer Action for a night aboard the Cutty Sark at the Purple Ribbon Gala dinner on the 30th March 2017! It was a fantastic evening which included a drinks and canapes reception sponsored by Lysis Financial.
Tours of the Cutty Sark were given by ‘Captain Richard Woodget’. Played by actor Andrew Ashmore, Captain Richard Woodget was engaged as Master of Cutty Sark on 30 March 1885, aged 39, for her 16th voyage. Under Woodget, Cutty Sark made her name as the fastest of the clippers, indeed the first passage with Woodget at the helm, she beat all the ships sailing about the same time by at least 25 days!
In keeping with the boat being a Tea Clipper, each of the tables at the Purple Ribbon Gala were given names of tea so attendees sat on tables like ‘Lapsung Souchong’ and ‘White Peony’.
Speeches were given by Pancreatic Cancer Action Patron, Joanna David, Ambassador Dr Ellie Cannon and CEO Ali Stunt were all both inspiring and moving to hear.
The auction, run by auction company Givergy was a huge success and we were lucky to have some fantastic prizes donated by our supporters. Along with the Jeroboam bottle of rose that was donated by Communications International Group which and raffled off on the night, the ticket sales for the event and the auction, a huge £20,485 was raised! Thank you to everyone who donated and bid!
The Purple Ribbon Gala was an opportunity for Pancreatic Cancer Action to say thank you to all our supporters and inform attendees about the incredible work the charity carries out as well as celebrate Pancreatic Cancer Action’s CEO and founder, Ali Stunt’s,10-year survival from the disease.
Thank you to everyone who helped and supported us on the night. What a fantastic evening!
You can view the photos from the night here