The vital funds were raised as part of the 2018 Children with Cancer Ball, which was held on 10 November at The Grosvenor House Hotel. The night included performances from comedian and impressionist Jon Culshaw and the American music group Sister Sledge.
Children with Cancer UK is a charity that supports research into the causes and treatments of childhood cancers while also providing better caring facilities for children and their families. The funding from the 2018 ball will be used to help further the charity’s ground-breaking research, innovative welfare projects to support families, and raise awareness of childhood cancers.
The figure of £750,000 breaks the charity’s previous fundraising record of £600,000, reached at last year’s Children with Cancer Ball.
MFS has proudly worked alongside Children with Cancer since 2014, helping improve awareness of the charity’s work and serving as an active committee member. The bridging loan provider regularly supports charitable causes – in June of this year, MFS proudly raised over £26,000 for the British Heart Foundation.
Commenting on the success of the fundraise, Paresh Raja, CEO of Market Financial Solutions, said: “MFS is privileged to be a part of this important event for Children with Cancer. All the money raised from this year’s ball will go straight to the charity, helping support the lives of children with cancer and their families.
“It is very pleasing to see significant advancements in the cancer treatments currently available, and I have no doubt this record-breaking fundraise will provide a much-needed boost in the fight against cancer. There’s still much more work to be done, and MFS will continue to work closely with Children with Cancer to help fight the impact this disease can have on young people.”
Isabelle Hayhoe, Senior Philanthropy and Events Manager at Children with Cancer UK, said: “I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to everyone at Market Financial Solutions for their ongoing support of the Children with Cancer UK Ball. This year we raised a record-breaking £750,000, which will help us provide support for children with cancer during their treatment and keep their families together.
“Every day, 12 families in the UK get the news that their child has cancer – that’s over 4,500 children and young people a year. We’d like to thank them for enabling us to continue our work to improve survival rates, to find kinder and more effective treatments, and to find ways to prevent cancer in the future.”