The Duchess of York to attend the ACLT’s final Gift of Life Ball – 10th ball to be held at the newly-relaunched Altitude 360: London’s largest venue with a view

The Duchess of York to attend the ACLT

This year’s Gift of Life Fundraising Ball in association with the National Blood Service, part of NHS Blood and Transplant, will mark the 10th year since the charity’s spearhead Daniel De-Gale overcame the odds to receive a life saving bone marrow transplant, whilst also celebrating the 13th anniversary of the ACLT, a charity dedicated to raising awareness of leukaemia (bone marrow and blood donation) and increasing the number of ethnic minorities on the UK bone marrow register.

Due to Daniel De-Gale’s untimely death last October, this year will see the ultimate Gift of Life Ball, an event which was created to celebrate a momentous point in the charity’s history – Daniel finding a compatible donor despite an approximate 1 in 250,000 chance because he was an ethnic minority.

The fundraiser will be a celebration of his life as well as giving hope and inspiration to those fighting bone marrow cancers such as Leukaemia.

As a patron of the ACLT since its inception in 1996, the Duchess of York will be attending this glamorous event on 10th October, along with other celebrities from the world of sport, film and music including Keisha Buchannan, Colin Salmon, Beverley Knight, David Harewood and many others.

Guests will attend a reception, dinner and after-party at London’s largest venue with a view, Altitude 360. From its prime Westminster riverside location, Altitude 360 offers astonishing 360˚ views over the heart of London and its iconic landmarks – The London Eye, Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and The River Thames.

The final Gift of Life Ball also known as the ‘Grand Finale’ promises to be a spectacular evening for the charity, with exquisite cuisine and exclusive musical performances, as they aim to raise much needed funds and awareness. The ACLT recently passed the milestone of recruiting approx. 29,000 donors across the key UK Registries, which has significantly contributed to saving the lives of 25 people. All money raised from the event will fund the vital work of the charity and if funds are raised quickly, then the numbers of donors and lives saved could rise substantially

For more information, to purchase tickets or to make a donation to the charity
visit or call 0208 240 4480
Text ACLT to 84424 to make a one off £3 donation.
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Region: All
Start Date: 10/10/2009
End Date: 10/10/2009
Start Time: 18.00
Venue: Altitude 360
Venue Address: 29th Floor, Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, London
Celebs Attending: Duchess of York, Colin Salmon, Beverley Knight, Yolanda Brown, David Harewood, Keisha Buchannan
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Sponsorship: Available
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