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Black tie ball raises more than £3,000 for The Myton Hospices

Leamington Editorial 7th Nov, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A BLACK-tie ball organised by daughters who lost their dad to cancer has raised more than £3,000 for Myton Hospice.

Sisters Michaela and Bernadette Robinson, along with friend Vanessa O’Neill, organised the ‘Butterfly Ball’ to thank the ‘incredible’ hospice for the work they do.

Michaela and Bernadette’s father, Michael, was diagnosed with prostate and bone cancer in 1997 and spent much of his illness being cared for by Myton Hospice nurses at the Ellen Badger Hospital in Shipston.

It was the care given to the 59-year-old which prompted the sisters and their friend – who also lost her dad to cancer – to hold the ball in their memory.

And the event at the Hilton Hotel in Warwick saw an impressive £3,200 for the hospice.

Mum-of-two Michaela said: “The Myton staff try to do everything they can to make an incredibly hard time a little easier. This is why we wanted to give something back.

“Myton does an amazing job and with so many lives affected by cancer they really do need all the help they can get to keep running this amazing hospice.

“The ball was a fantastic night for all and I’m so happy with how much we managed to raise.”