News and Media Blog August Summer Ball Former patient Vanessa took on the challenging task of organising a summer ball and auction in aid of TVAA and it sounds like everything went perfectly! Vanessa told us that the ball was a great evening out for all 140 guests that attended. They were treated to a champagne and canapé reception, a live band, two DJ’s an auction and a delicious 3-course meal. The party took place on August 27 and went on till 2am with several people enjoying themselves so much they missed their carriages home! The party-goers were dancing and singing along with the band, The Shadow Monkeys, who were so well received that they provided an encore of almost half an hour. The band were followed by DJ Dastardly and his sidekick, Lisa, playing 80s hits and other blasts from the past for a “riot of throwbacks and nostalgia”. Vanessa’s uncle, Mark Miller, acted as auctioneer, with a dozen items available for bidding. Vanessa is still counting, but so far the event has managed to raise an impressive £3500 in aid of TVAA and we are so grateful for everyone’s support. Well done Vanessa!