The Christmas Ball – Stars Align for Action Cancer’s 50th Anniversary

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Action Cancer Announces Celebration Event to end its Golden Anniversary Year on a High! 

The Christmas Ball, sponsored by Hagan Homes will take place on Friday 15th December at Titanic Belfast.  

The ‘Christmas Party with a Difference’, hosted by Pamela Ballantine will see a star-studded line up take to the stage on the iconic Titanic staircase.  

Local comedian Paddy Raff, West End performers ABBA Sisters and headlining act Boyzlife (Keith Duffy and Brian McFadden) are sure to entertain guests and make it a night to remember!  

In addition to ticket sales, proceeds from an auction, raffle and Golden Ticket Prize on the night will all go to support Action Cancer’s prevention, detection and support services throughout Northern Ireland.  

Established in 1973 by the late George Edelstyn, Action Cancer has been at the forefront of delivering free cancer services to local people for the last 50 years. Today the charity supports 20,000 people every year.  

In parallel, Hagan Homes is celebrating its 35th year in 2023, and this year have reached a momentous milestone – the handover of its 5,000th home in Northern Ireland.  

Marking this synchronicity, Hagan Homes has made a generous donation towards The Christmas Ball.   

Managing Director James Hagan said, “The reason we are sponsoring this event is twofold; one, we aren’t just about building homes for profit, we like to think we offer much more than that to the community here; whether thats reviving once-vibrant communities that have fallen by the wayside or supporting local charities that make a lasting difference to the lives of families around Northern Ireland.

And two; this charity supports a cause that has left no home untouched. 

I would like to encourage the NI business community to get behind Action Cancer and support people affected by cancer in your area by buying a table for The Christmas Ball. Dig deep and let’s come together to create a memorable and heartwarming Christmas for those in need.”

Tracy McCausland, a mum of two from Lisburn is an Ambassador for the charity. Tracy said, “Action Cancer’s breast screening service saved my life. My breast cancer was detected at the age of 49 at an early and treatable stage all thanks to the charity’s state of the art 3D breast screening technology.

I have also availed of the therapeutic support on offer at Action Cancer through free counselling and reflexology. Following my diagnosis and surgery, although life had returned to normal, I wasn’t coping well. I was plagued with concerns that everything from a headache to a sore toe was cancer. I remember feeling so paralysed by the anxiety that I couldn’t get out of bed, that’s how debilitating it was. The counselling saved my life in a different way, it helped me to focus on moving forward after everything I’d been through.”   

Tables of ten cost £1,500 and there is limited availability remaining. Email [email protected] to secure your table today.  

Action Cancer has to raise £4m every year to deliver its life-saving and support services. With no regular government funding the charity relies heavily on the generosity of the local Northern Ireland public and business community.  


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