Duerr’s Russian-themed charity ball raises £30,000 for the More Tomorrows campaign

PUBLISHED: 09:00 22 January 2014

Ball organisers Gilly Shaw and Juliet Mitchell with Adrian Kershaw

Ball organisers Gilly Shaw and Juliet Mitchell with Adrian Kershaw

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Manchester-based jam maker Duerr’s raised £30,000 for the More Tomorrows campaign at a Russian-themed charity ball where guests enjoyed an authentic Russian three course meal and entertainment from Cossack dancers.

Money raised at the event, which was held at Gorton Monastery and also included a charity auction, will help fund the construction of the new Manchester Cancer Research Centre in Withington.

The More Tomorrows fundraising campaign will raise the remaining £6m needed to complete the new research centre, which will be the largest of its kind in Europe and is costing £28.5m overall.

Mark Duerr, managing director of Duerr’s said: ‘The ball was a roaring success and once again, we’ve been overwhelmed by the generosity of our guests who dug deep in aid of the More Tomorrows campaign. Their aim is to revolutionise the treatment of cancer – a disease which affects 36 people in Manchester every single day.’

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