Knobs and Knockers
It’s that time of year again when Mary, Claire and Julie, fondly known as the
Knobs and Knockers ladies, don their fund raising hats as they prepare for their
fourth Knobs and Knockers Ball.
This year’s event, which is to be held on Saturday 1st December at Cowes
Yacht Haven, has had a very special kick start with the ladies being invited
to the Breakthrough Breast Care Unit in London. The unit is attached to the
Royal Marsden Hospital in Kensington and any fundraiser who raises in excess
of £1,000 are kindly invited to the centre so they can see exactly how their
money is being used (Knobs and Knockers has in fact raised over £15,000!).
The research unit is run purely on donations and it was humbling for the team
to realise the thousands of pounds that are needed each year to carry out the
much needed research work.
Part of the visit included a tour of the various laboratories and a chance for
the fundraisers to meet with the researchers to discuss their work within the
unit. Julie commented, “During our visit we were overwhelmed by the number
of people who thanked us for our efforts in raising money and we were so
inspired by how passionate everyone was about their work and involvement
in the organisation that we all agreed this year’s event would have bigger balls
and even bigger knockers!! “
Work has already started on getting as many people as possible on board for
this year’s event. Local businesses are being asked for their help, whether this
be in the form of donations, raffle or auction prizes or having a table at the ball
itself. With the event being so close to Christmas it is hoped that people will
consider using it as their works Christmas function.
If you feel you can help in any way then please contact the Knobs and Knockers
Ladies on 07785988916. They would love to hear from you!