A FUNDRAISING ball is being held to raise money for a national children’s cancer charity.

The Spring Charity Ball held at Rockliffe Hall, in Hurworth, near Darlington, on March 8 hopes to raise money for Children with Cancer, which helps to fight against all childhood cancers.

The black-tie event will feature a charity raffle and auction with prizes donated by a number of high-profile people, including a signed football from Manchester United, a signed shirt from Sunderland AFC, and a signed book from Dame Tanni-Grey Thompson.

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A painting by Team GB triathlete Vanessa Raw will also be auctioned, and bidding is open now with a starting price of £1,000 – to place a bid contact the event organiser, Paul Cook.

Tickets cost £50 and are also available from Mr Cook, on 07967-262095 or paul.cook@ee.co.uk

Mr Cook is appealing for a photographer and caricaturist to work at the event. Anyone interested is asked to contact Mr Cook on the above phone number.