On Saturday 6th April over 130 attended ‘Neptune’s Ball’ at Barnham Broom Hotel to celebrate the 10th anniversary of local cancer support charity – Star Throwers. The evening was a brilliant success and raised £7212, which will help the charity to continue to help support approximately 240 people affected by cancer with free information and complementary therapy sessions.

Star Throwers – holistic cancer support charity was founded by Dr Henry Mannings in 2009 in order to support local people during a cancer diagnosis and beyond. Since then the charity has supported over 2,000 patients and carers with one-to-one information sessions, lymphoedema support, complementary therapy sessions, counselling sessions, group workshops and nutrition talks. All services offered by the charity are completely free of charge and offered from the cancer support centre based in Wymondham.

The ball was a brilliant celebration of 10 years of Star Throwers, those attending included patients, carers, volunteers, therapists, fundraisers, corporate supporters and staff. The event was kindly supported by local companies Morgan Price International and HW Young Structures. The attendees were treated to a complimentary glass of bubbly on arrival and then entertained by music from James Summerhill and tricks from ‘Magic Dave’, they could get a printed picture from Stuart Beard Photographer and their face painted by Rose Weaver! After a delicious three course dinner there was a charity auction run by TW Gaze and then dancing until the early hours with the band Time Machine.

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General Manager, Steven Ho, said: “10 years ago the charity began thanks to Dr Henry Mannings and in a time when there are so many good causes to support it is incredible that Star Throwers is still here and helping more people with cancer than ever before. On behalf of the charity, we cannot thank enough all the amazing people who have supported the charity over the years.”

If you or a loved one has been affected by cancer, Star Throwers are inviting you to come along to their next Open Day on Wednesday 8th May from 10am – 4pm: 30 Melton Road, Wymondham, NR18 0LJ, call 01953 423304 for more details and to book a free trial treatment.