Feathers and Pearls Ball – 23rd September
When York Against Cancer announced it was celebrating its 30th anniversary with a Feather and Pearls Ball, York jeweller Caroline Foster had a gem of an idea.
Caroline, of Fosters jewellers, High Petergate, decided to donate a gorgeous 18ct white gold pearl and diamond necklace to our charity as a raffle prize – pearls being the traditional jewels for a 30th anniversary.
The piece is the work of third-generation Yorkshire craftsman Jonathan Warrenberg , who makes fine jewellery using traditional techniques.
Caroline had special reasons to offer the £700 necklace: her sister Katie is married to Simon Leveson, son of Steve Leveson, founder of York Against Cancer, and his wife, Pat. The Levesons were customers of Caroline’s father, who sadly died of cancer seven years ago.
“When something like that happens, it brings home the impact of cancer to you,” said Caroline, who ran the Great North Run for the charity in 2015. “I hope the necklace helps raise lots of money at the ball!”
Pat said she was touched and delighted by the gift. “York Against Cancer fundraising balls are always a really good evening, and this amazing donation will make the 30th Anniversary Ball extra special. We can’t thank Foster’s enough for helping us to raise money to continue the work of the charity.”
The Feather and Pearls Ball takes place at the Voltigeur Suite, York Racecourse, on September 23, 2017, and will include a sparkling drinks reception, an exclusive three-course meal with paired wines and dancing with the Pure Silk Party Band.
Tickets, £75 per person including wine, are available here: http://yorkagainstcancer.org.uk/events/feathers-and-pearls-ball-23rd-september