Apprentice Laura Barry to be remembered at York charity ball
A charity ball in memory of the former apprentice Laura Barry will be held at York racecourse on October 27. Barry lost her battle with cancer at the age of 25 last month and the black tie event is supported by her close family.
The ball will raise money for three charities which helped Barry during her illness – the Injured Jockeys Fund, Sarcoma UK and Macmillan Cancer Support.
Gemma Tutty, fellow apprentice and best friend of Barry’s, said: "The support from these three charities was nothing short of incredible. Until you sadly find yourself in these situations, you don’t truly appreciate the lengths these charities go to for the individuals in need of their help.
"The Injured Jockeys Fund, in particular, was pivotal in the care that Laura received for the entirety of her illness, including flying Laura home via private air ambulance just days before her untimely passing.
"We hope to raise as much money as we can for these three amazing charities, let’s give something back and have a great night in doing so."
Donations for the auction of promises and raffle to be staged on the night will be gratefully received.
Tickets for the event, which includes a drinks reception and three-course dinner, cost £55 and can be purchased online here or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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