What a ball at the Borough Hall for the Denise Taylor Cancer Trust

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A CANCER trust is more than £4,000 better off thanks to an “amazing night” at the Borough Hall as the charity held its final spring ball.

The Denise Taylor Cancer Trust has raised more than £30,000 since it held its first ball in the town four years ago.

The trust will continue its fantastic work aiming to ease the financial cost of cancer care for sufferers in Hartlepool by providing non-repayable grants but the charity’s kind-hearted members decided to make this year’s ball the last.

Around 200 people packed into the Borough Hall, on the Headland, at the weekend to make the event a night to remember.

Helen Hart, the daughter of inspirational Denise Taylor who set up the charity as she battled cancer before she sadly passed away in July 2010, aged 59, said: “It was an absolutely amazing night, we had such a good turn out.

“Everything went just as we had hoped, we were all on a high afterwards.”

Helen, 34, who lives on the Headland, thanked the staff at the Borough Hall for their help and also praised Michael Gant at Rainbow Photography for his support and all of the businesses who donated prizes for the raffle and auction.

She added: “We did a quick count up afterwards and we think we have raised around £4,000 but hopefully it will be even more.

“I think the first one raised £9,000 and that one was absolutely huge so if we have raised around half of that then we have done a brilliant job.

“I’d like to say a big thanks to everyone who came along and helped to make it such a success.”

For information about more of the charity’s work or how to benefit from their support visit the trust’s Facebook page.