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Team David ball attended by celebrities raises £44,000
CELEBRITIES including Bill Turnbull and Phil Neville were at a charity ball organised by the parents of a Altrincham toddler with an incurable genetic disease.
The Platinum Ball was raised £44,000 for Team David, a charity set up in the name of David Dee, who suffers from Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) and is two tomorrow. (October 12) However, David’s mum, Patricia Dee, said the charity and the money it raises is not just about her son.
“This is for everyone with SMA, this is not just for one child. One in 6,000 births are affected by SMA so it’s not that uncommon.”
Patricia said the aims of the ball were to raise awareness of SMA, raise as much money as possible and for everyone to have a good time.
And she feels the team succeeded in achieving all three.
“It was a really fantastic first event and we’re very very grateful to everyone who gave their support and time and generous donations,” said Patricia.
At the ball, there were silent and live auctions, a raffle and games with prizes such as a week’s apprenticeship at a London city law firm and a guitar signed by Lady Gaga.
Over 200 guests at the Lowry Hotel for the event, which was attended by Everton players, Phil Jagielka, Sylvain Distin, and Leighton Baines and Ruth Brown from BBC’s ‘The Voice’, as well as Neville and Turnbull.
For more information on Team David, visit teamdavid.co.uk.