Monday 11th March 2019
On 16 February 2019, 320 of Charlotte Loader's family members and friends gathered together to celebrate for 'One Last Time' at Charlotte’s Ball at Tewin Bury, in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust.
Charlotte passed away in February 2012, days after her 23rd birthday, after what her parents describe as an incredibly brave battle with cancer. She was diagnosed whilst at Sheffield University but battled on and completed her Business Degree whilst undergoing intense treatment.
Charlotte led by example and her family and friends try to live to the standards by which she lived.
Charlotte was a beautiful, bright and energetic young lady and lived her life to the full. The 'One Last Time' ball was an evening to celebrate Charlotte's life and what would have been her 30th birthday. The fifth and final ball was also a wonderful opportunity for Charlotte's university friends and relatives from around the world to reunite.
The generosity of Charlotte’s family and friends has always blown away the Teenage Cancer Trust team. Their fundraising started in 2010, selling Teenage Cancer Trust wristbands to raise £265, and has since gone from strength to strength. Charlotte's friends and family have taken on marathons, cycles, triathlons, headshaves, Iron Mans and cake-baking, held a pop-up tea room and variety shows, and organised 5 charity fundraising balls in her memory.
'One Last Time' – Charlotte’s Ball raised an outstanding £31,000 through the generosity of donations for the raffle and auction prizes from friends, family and local companies.
Charlotte's friends and family had a fundraising goal of £250,000 and aimed to get as close to it as possible. We're so pleased to announce that, after the fifth and final Charlotte's Ball, they have raised a phenomenal £266,000!
This speak volumes of the impact Charlotte had on everyone’s lives.