The Arora Charitable Foundation announced today that it raised a gross total of £1.1 million at its fourth annual Arora Ball at InterContinental London – The O2 on Saturday 27 October, bringing the total amount raised by the foundation to £3 million since 2012. The money raised will support two of the UK’s leading cancer charities – Macmillan Cancer Support and Royal Marsden Cancer Charity

The glittering black tie event, at which actor and television presenter, Christopher Biggins and Sir Cliff Richard OBE were among the list of special guests, included a champagne reception, sumptuous three-course dinner, exclusive charity auction led by Charlie Ross and a special performance by So Far.

Sunita Arora, Co-Founder of the Arora Charitable Foundation, commented: “We are delighted to announce that the Arora Ball was such a great success and we’re very proud that the money raised will support two of the leading UK cancer charities. The Arora Ball is a real highlight in the industry calendar as it gives us an opportunity to support the nominated causes, while enjoying an evening of fine dining, entertainment and illustrious company. We would like to extend our grateful thanks to our friends and supporters for their generosity in helping us reach this incredible target.”

Lynda Thomas, Chief Executive Officer at Macmillan Cancer Support, said: “We are so extremely grateful to Surinder and Sunita Arora and their family. The Arora Ball is a flagship event in the charity sector and has been wonderful collaboration between the Arora Foundation, The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity and Macmillan Cancer Support.  This would not have been possible without the generosity of Surinder and Sunita. Every penny that is donated will help Macmillan Cancer Support continue to provide vital services for people living with cancer.”

Antonia Dalmahoy, Managing Director of The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity said: “I can’t thank the Arora Charitable Foundation and their incredibly generous guests enough – the Ball was a fantastic evening and the funds raised will help The Royal Marsden continue to develop life-saving treatments for people affected by cancer, not just at The Royal Marsden but throughout the UK and beyond.”

The Arora Charitable Foundation was founded by Surinder and Sunita Arora to manage the charitable work of the Arora Group.

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