‘A Night For Life’ to raise vital funds for The National Brain Appeal


Park Lane Hotel, London

Thursday 8th June 2017 | 6.30pm 

1 in 6 people in the UK are affected by a neurological disorder. That’s 12.5 million people. But there is a way that you can help.

Taking place on Thursday 8th June, 2017, A Night For Life will be a celebration of music, comedy and magic as stars of TV and the West End stage come together for one night only in aid of The National Brain Appeal.

There are over 12.5 million people with a neurological condition in the UK today. That’s more than the number of people living with cancer, coronary heart disease and diabetes combined. Brain tumours kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer.

A Night For Life will raise vital funds for The National Brain Appeal which fundraises for The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery – the UK’s largest dedicated neurological hospital and neuroscience centre. Money raised at A Night For Life will complete Molly’s Fund which will enable the hospital to double the size of their dedicated Brain Tumour Unit. Work is due to start at the end of June, just weeks after this important event.

Image © 2015 Matthew  Shaw

In May 2015, aged 24, actress Clíodhna McCorley was diagnosed with a brain tumour and needed major brain surgery at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN).

Following a traumatic recovery period with decisions that would affect her for the rest of her life, Clíodhna has made a brilliant recovery.

One year after her diagnosis, having lost the ability to walk after her surgery, she ran the Edinburgh Half Marathon (the first time she had ever run anything) and she remains passionate about raising awareness for neurological conditions so that others, like her, have a better chance of survival.

Meet Clíodhna at A Night for Life on the two-year anniversary of her diagnosis and hear her extraordinary story.

Join distinguished guests, sporting stars and celebrities in the stunning Art Deco Ballroom of the Park Lane Hotel for a lavish banquet approved by Elizabeth Allen, the youngest ever British female chef to get a Michelin Star.

ITV Sport presenter Ed Chamberlin will host the evening’s entertainment extravaganza organised by West End Producer Jimmy Jewell, featuring favourite TV comedians, world class magicians, stars from West End productions of Aladdin, Dreamgirls, The Book of Mormon, Wicked and The Lion King, and top names including Sophie Ellis-Bextor.

Clíodhna McCorley comments:

I was lucky in so many ways. Due to quick diagnosis, being treated by world-class surgeons who had access to the best facilities and equipment, the brilliant aftercare by the medical staff at the NHNN and all of those who showed some small kindness to me or my family, I have come out the other side. There is not a day that goes by when I am not thankful how lucky I am to have the love and support that gave me strength and hope at a time when I had none myself. However, many are not so lucky and raising funds is crucial to helping others have the best possible outcome.

Clíodhna is organising A Night For Life with the support of a committee of top names from across the industry. Two of the committee – Jim Richardson and Ed Chamberlin – are both cancer survivors and their own struggles have inspired them to support this cause.

Randox Health, a global leader in healthcare diagnostics and preventative health, will be the main sponsor for the evening.

For more information on the event, to make a donation and to book tickets, please Click Here.

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