Taken from Simon Jones website
‘THE PRIMROSE BALL’
SATURDAY 8 OCTOBER AT THE LONDONER HOTEL
HOSTED BY FEARNE COTTON AND FEATURING PERFORMANCES FROM OLLY ALEXANDER, RICKY WILSON AND CHRISSIE HYNDE
In honour of Sarah Harding, on Saturday 8th October 2022, fellow Girls Aloud bandmates and friends will host The Primrose Ball, a charity gala event at central London’s new super-boutique hotel, The Londoner.
A fundraising initiative for The Christie NHS Foundation Trust and Cancer Research UK, as part of The Sarah Harding Breast Cancer Appeal, it is set to be a night of the finest hospitality and entertainment in aid of life-saving cancer research.
Hosted by Cheryl, Kimberley, Nadine and Nicola, the evening will be presented by Fearne Cotton with confirmed performances by Olly Alexander, Ricky Wilson (Kaiser Chiefs) and Chrissie Hynde. A live auction will be hosted by Johnny Gould – with lots including an original canvas depicting Sarah Harding by The Connor Brothers.
Named The Primrose Ball after Sarah’s iconic line, ‘here I am walking Primrose’ from the number one Girls Aloud song ‘The Promise’, The Sarah Harding Breast Cancer Appeal will fund ground breaking research to identify new ways to predict which young women, with no family history of breast cancer, are likely to develop the disease, ensuring women like Sarah can be identified earlier on when treatment is more likely to be successful. The Primrose Ball charity gala event was at the request of Sarah and is a project that was very close to her heart.
“We are so grateful to The Londoner for hosting The Primrose Ball at their wonderful hotel. Charles Oak, Hotel Director of The Londoner and Sarah, had a very special bond and holding her gala evening there will make the night even more special. Our hope is to raise a huge amount of money that will hopefully prevent other people finding themselves in the same terrifying situation Sarah found herself in.” Cheryl, Kimberley, Nadine and Nicola.
All proceeds will go to The Christie NHS Foundation Trust and Cancer Research UK on behalf of The Sarah Harding Breast Cancer Appeal.