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HAVING A BALL: Berkhamsted charity ball raises more than £5,000 in teenager’s memory

 Published on: 6th June 2024   |   By: Bryn Holmes   |   Category: Uncategorized

A fundraising ball held in memory of a late Berkhamsted teenager raised more than £5,000 for youth cancer services.

Amelia Dormer’s son, Sammy, passed away after he was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in 2021. She decided to honour him by fundraising for the Teenage Cancer Trust and the hospital ward where Sammy was treated.

Amelia now runs an annual charity football match and the confectionary company, Sammy’s Sweets, to raise vital funds. She has also organised a charity ball at Berkhamsted Golf Club, with the second edition of the event taking place on May 18.

As well as enjoying fantastic live entertainment and delicious food, guests at the charity ball helped to raise more than £5,000.

This brings the total amount raised by Amelia and co up to a whopping £93,000.

Speaking to Berkhamsted News, Amelia said: “The money raised will be used to help fund improvements at the roof terrace on the ward Sammy stayed at, hopefully to provide an outdoor chess table (Sammy loved chess) and welcome boxes for teenagers on the ward.

“Previously, we’ve provided money to buy stuff like iPads and Nintendo Switches for them as well. We’re adamant to give back to the charity and the unit for looking after Sammy during his chemo.”

Amelia also wishes to thank many of the local businesses and organisations who helped make the ball possible, including BGC, Big Day Designs, The Goat pub, Stylish Teepees and Picnics, Great Big Small, and Petals florist.

To keep up to date with Sammy’s Sweets, head to their website.

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