Price Bailey raises over £5,000 for Action Medical Research at Charity Ball

On 1st March, Price Bailey held their second annual charity ball to raise funds for a group of staff who are taking part in a 240 mile cycle ride from London to Paris in July in aid of Action Medical Research.

Held at the Manor of Groves Hotel in Sawbridgeworth, the ball saw over 100 employees from Cambridge, Bishops Stortford and London come together with their friends and family to raise as much money as possible.  The cycling team organised a raffle and an auction which helped to raise a total of £5,750.

The ball was the latest effort in a two year fundraising campaign for Action Medical Research and specifically in support of their ‘Saving Tiny Lives’ campaign. The campaign is focused on generating funds in order to carry out vital research into reducing premature births. According to Action Medical Research, around 60,000 babies are born prematurely in the UK, and sadly 1,000 tragically die making it the biggest cause of death in babies; for those that do survive, it’s also the leading cause of disability.

James King, Corporate Social Responsibility Partner at Price Bailey, said: “We are overjoyed by the generosity of our guests at our ball. To raise such a large amount of money in one evening is very impressive. We are almost a year into our partnership with Action Medical Research and we are looking forward to raising more money in 2019/2020. The research that we help Action to fund for their ‘Saving Tiny Lives’ campaign is valuable in improving the futures of premature babies and is a very worthy cause.”

Action Medical Research’s Community Fundraising Manager, Lyndsay Wood added: “Action Medical Research was proud to attend Price Bailey’s ball, and were pleased to see the event was so well attended, raising a fantastic amount towards their cyclists London to Paris challenge this coming July. The event was highly enjoyable, and the results reflect the hard work and determination by all involved in the planning of an amazing night of food and fundraising. This ultimately helps Action to continue investing in life-changing research programmes that benefit the UK’s most poorly and disabled babies and children."

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