The Sickle Cell Society is excited to invite you to our 40th Anniversary Gala Ball. Hosted in the spectacular Royal National Hotel in Central London, the 40th Anniversary Gala Ball celebrates 40 years of working within the sickle cell community.
You are invited to join the celebrations, starting with a red carpet drinks reception attended by the Society’s Prestigious VIP guests. All guests will be seated at tables, before helping themselves to a delicious hot three-course buffet.
Dinner will be followed with performances by top entertainers, and all guests have the chance to win unique prizes at the Charity Raffle.
Then the dance floor is opened so you can dance the night away to midnight.
Dress code: Black Tie or Traditional Dress
(Please note that this event is for 18+ only)
Master of Ceremonies:
- Ellen Thomas (Actress in Eastenders, Teachers, Rev, Casualty)
- Victoria Ekanoye (Actress and Singer in Coronation Street, The Royals, Last Laugh)
- Shaila Prospere (Soul/R&B singer & songwriter)
- A Star (London rapper: Hidden Pain Ft. Leke)
- Floella Benjamin OBE (SCS Patron, Baroness, Actress, Writer, Campaigner)
- Dame Elizabeth Anionwu (SCS Founder and Patron, Emeritus Professor of Nursing, Author)
- Dawn Butler MP (SCS Patron, MP for Brent Central, Sickle Cell & Thalassaemia All-Party Parliamentary Group Officer)
- Kym Mazelle (1st Lady of House Music, 2X Grammy Nominated Recording Artist)
- Alison Hammond (Television Personality, TV Presenter on This Morning, Actress)
- Florence Eshlomi (Lambeth and Southward London Assembly Member)
- Rudolph Walker OBE (Actor: Eastenders, The Thin Blue Line, King Ralph, Love Thy Neighbour)
- Limited Early Bird Tickets – Buy early to save 10% on Standard or VIP tickets. Early bird booking ends 23rd May 2019, or when limited allocation has been sold which may be sooner.
- Standard Ticket – Includes red carpet drinks reception, table seating, hot 3 course buffet with red/white wine and entertainment.
- VIP Ticket – As above PLUS dining with a prestigious VIP guest* and prosecco in addition to wine.
- Table Ticket (Standard/VIP) – Buy a full table of 10 tickets for the price of 9 seats! (VIP tables include 10 tickets for you, plus 2 seats for the prestigious VIP guest.)
18:30 Red Carpet Elderflower Drinks Reception
19:30 Delicious 3-course hot buffet with wine.
21:00 Live top name entertainment including Victoria Ekanoye, Shaila Prospere, and A Star). Plus our charity raffle.
22:00 Dance floor opens to music from established DJs
*Please note it is not possible to specify in advance which tables our prestigious VIP guests will be seated at. Performers and our prestigious VIP guests may be subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. Known changes will be announced on the Society website as soon as confirmed.