Friday 7th September 2018 at Plaisterers’ Hall
This will be the 10th Sixty-Five Roses Ball and this year will be held at the Plaisterers’ Hall, 1 London Wall, London EC2.
Tickets are £150 each and tables are 10 (or 12).
Ticket price includes reception, three course dinner with wine and dancing.
We do hope you are able to join us and look forward to seeing you in September.
Why are we having a Ball?
A Year with CF in 60 seconds
This short film about 16-year-old Grace Miller crams “a year with CF” into 60 seconds.
It’s been a tough 12 months but happily she came out of hospital in time for her first GCSE exam – with one day to spare. She was looking forward to a carefree summer before starting at a new school in September, but a week after her exams finished she was back on the ward. And a week after that she was having surgery – her surfing holiday in Cornwall blown out of the water.
Cystic Fibrosis is known predominantly as a lung condition, but Grace has had problems with her bowel and has suffered chronic blockages. The latest procedure – which has a 50/50 chance of working – aims to avoid the need for a colostomy. So far, the signs look good…
The tenth Sixty-Five Roses Ball will begin with a reception during which there will be opportunities to take your chance on the Tree of Life and the Silent Auction. You will then go through to the fabulous Ballroom for a three course meal with wine. As we sit down there will be a game of Heads & Tails. During dinner you can continue to keep an eye on your Silent Auction bids. After dinner there will be a short film/speech followed by the Main Auction. At the end of the Auction you can then relax and dance the night away.
Dress Code: Black Tie
THE VENUE – PLAISTERERS’ HALL
Plaisterers’ Hall is the largest and one of the finest Livery Halls in London.
Opened in 1972 and situated in the heart of the City of London, Plaisterers’ Hall reflects the grandeur of a bygone era in an ultra-modern setting.
The Company’s first hall was bequeathed to the Company by William Elder, Citizen and Plaisterer in 1556. It was situated at the corner of Addle Street and Philip Lane and destroyed in the Great Fire of London in 1666. The second hall was built in 1669 from the design of Sir Christopher Wren, but this was also destroyed by fire in 1882. The third hall on the site was destroyed during a bombing raid in 1940.
The venue, set within One London Wall designed by Foster + Partners, backs on to the remains of the original London Wall, which dates back to the 3rd century when the Romans built it.
1 London Wall
MUSIC FOR THE EVENING
The band for the evening will be TBC
The Ball raises money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust which actively directs and funds research and clinical care, as well as providing practical support and advice to people with cystic fibrosis and their families. The Cystic Fibrosis Trust is the only UK-wide charity focusing solely on cf.
The first Sixty-Five Roses Ball was held at the Banqueting House in Whitehall in 1998, this will be our tenth Ball in London and so far we have raised over £950,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. Many of the organising committee have children with cystic fibrosis.
Why “Sixty-Five Roses”?
Many years ago a little boy with cystic fibrosis overheard his mummy discussing his life-threatening condition and unable to understand her words thought she was talking about ‘sixty five roses’. This charming mispronunciation was picked up, not only by his family but, by the cystic fibrosis community worldwide.
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Registered office: One Aldgate, London, EC3N 1RE