The Butterfly Ball 2015 Leeds Utd Centenary Pavilion November 2015
The event was hugely supported with 464 guests coming from all over the UK and all walks of life. Compere for the evening was Mark Haywood. Football League referee and two powerful speeches were given by Nazir Afzal OBE and Sami’s Dad Eric. The venue was superb and the food excellent. There was Auctions, Games & Raffles and the prizes ranged from Tea for two in the Houses of Parliament to Holiday in Spain. Celebrities & Teams who supported the event Included Dynamo the Magician, Leeds Utd, Leeds Rhinos, Chris Eubank Snr. Wakefield Trinity, Puma Uk, Leger Holidays, Geraint Thomas, Jo Root and many more. Neil Higson once again excelled in chasing down many of the prizes and auction items. In 2016 we hope to exceed 500 people so get your glad rags at the ready and watch for details. The event could not have gone ahead without the work of the support of many people and the Trustees, who were in the venue from 9am preparing the room with the help of Attention To Detail special events team who dressed the room free of charge. The total raised was close to £15,000 in is the events key annual fund raiser
Many people will not be aware but just weeks before the event the person who probably made the event what it was took his own life, Ian Sykes will be hugely missed not only as a brother, husband, father, uncle, friend to many, but also as the key driver within the charity.