Children with Cancer UK Charity Ball Darlington

Mark Galloway Photographic is proud to support the wonderful charity, Children with Cancer UK.

In 2012 I was asked by a wonderful Children with Cancer UK fundraiser, Gillian Clason, if I would like to be the photographer for her first Children with Cancer UK Charity Ball, which was held at The Kings Head Hotel in Darlington. I jumped at the chance, having had a family friend die from this terrible illness a few years earlier. I donated my time free of charge, so that more money could be raised for this wonderful charity.

The night was a massive success and raised a lot of money. So far Gillian has raised £49,000 for this charity,through her hard work and determination, and hopes to top £50,000 this year. She has lots of things planned for money raising, and has already done bag packs at supermarkets, charity quiz nights, charity tea's. This woman is an inspiration, the following passage is taken from her charity group page:

"Henry Valks was just 9 months old when he was diagnosed with Leukaemia and spent the most of the rest of his short life in hospital undergoing gruelling treatment. At the age of just 3.5 years old and two weeks after running what was going to be my one and only marathon, Henry lost his brave fight for life. His courage throughout and the bravery shown by his parents after his death inspired me to carry on raising money in his memory.

Since his death I have run 10 marathons, 17 half marathons, 2 kilomathons, cycled London to Paris, night rider and cpmpleted Ride 100 three times. In the last 6 years the total raised for Children with Cancer UK is over £86000, and I will not give up until a cure is found.

I am eternally grateful to everyone who sponsors me, donates, comes to my charity events and supports me in general cheering me on during my events.

I cant imagine anything worse than losing a child and that is why I will not give up until a cure is found. In 2016, I will take part in my 4th London marathon in April,  Ride 100 in August, and  the Great north Run in September.October will see m run the Leicester marathon, my 12th marathon overall.   In November 2016, I will host my 5h Charity Ball. Maybe we can hit £100k by the end of the year

Every penny really does make a difference so anything at all you can give will help the charity to support parents and children going through the worst imaginable thing.

Thank you so much

Gillian xxx"

Please donate here: www.virginmoneygiving.com/forhenry

To help this wonderful charity, I am going to make a donation for EVERY wedding that I photograph.

You can find the pictures from the Charity Balls here: http://www.m-g-photographic.co.uk/cwccb

All pictures are available to buy and 100% of all profit made will be given back to the charity, so dig deep and help support the fantastic work being done.