Cure Leukaemia celebrated their special 10th Birthday in style on Friday evening as Glynn Purnell served up a special menu to celebrate the occasion.
Click here for pictures from the dinner at Villa Park's Holte Suite
The night was hosted by ITV star and long time Cure Leukaemia supporter, Adrian Chiles along with co-host and charity Trustee, Phil Upton. Glynn who has been a Patron of Cure Leukaemia for three years, worked closely on the menu with Aston Villa’s Executive Chef, Peter Reed.
The night had a fantastic party atmosphere and was enjoyed by over 350 special guests of Cure Leukaemia, with huge thanks to our sponsors Free Radio, Pinsent Masons, Purnell's, Hotel Indigo, Club and Spa, Succeed, Clever Cherry, Hogan’s Cider, Rudell’s the Jewellers, Sk:n, OGL, Warwickshire County Cricket Club and Birmingham City University.
Feedback from the event has been amazing:
Glynn Purnell, Michelin starred chef and Cure Leukaemia Patron said:
It was a great honour and privilege to be involved with Cure Leukaemia’s 10th Anniversary celebrations. Professor Charlie Craddock, his nurses and all involved within the charity work incredibly hard on a daily basis and everyone in attendance gained a real insight into what actually happens behind the scenes. It was extremely humbling to hear the patients stories and share the fundraising efforts of others. In particular I would like to thank Peter Reed and his catering team for being such a pleasure to work with on the Brummie themed menu, which wouldn’t have possible without all of their hard work.
Gareth Roberts, Managing Editor of BBC WM said:
“A really good evening, excellent to see Charlie Craddock being awarded for the decade of ground-breaking work he’s carried out across the West Midlands, it was also fascinating and inspirational to hear from some incredible people who are going to extraordinary lengths to raise funds for the charity.”
Cure Leukaemia's Chief Executive James McLaughlin said:
"Friday night was a chance to show our appreciation for the fantastic support we have received and continue to receive over the last ten years and it was a huge success. I'd like to thank everyone who was involved in putting on such a memorable and high class event.
Of course the hard work never stops and we will continue to need the support of our magnificent partners and fundraisers to keep funding more nurses and keep saving lives, but Friday night showed our appreciation for that loyal support and highlighted the growing Cure Leukaemia family."