On Saturday 3rd June we held our 20th Anniversary Celebratory Ball at the Hilton Hotel in Liverpool, the birthplace of Caring Matters Now. The CMN trustees welcomed 220 guests to our special celebration, including Caring Matters Now members, long-term supporters, corporate sponsors and the CMN research team.

On arrival a gospel choir consisting of 50 singers greeted the guests. The amazing and uplifting sound that came from the gospel choir set the tone for the evening. The 220 guests enjoyed a 3-course dinner whilst being entertained by a number of performances from various bands, solo singers and dance acts. All the performances were outstanding and the whole evening, from beginning to end, felt like a musical masterpiece.

During the evening there were a number of speeches from Jodi Whitehouse, Dr Kinsler and Val Unsworth; each person spoke about all that has been achieved over the past 20 years within Caring Matters Now and the CMN research.

Dr Kinsler urged guests to support Caring Matters Now by donating funds to further advance the CMN research and in response the guests were phenomenally generous.

Through the ticket sales, generous sponsors, tombola, online silent auction, live auction and many fun games that took place throughout the evening, a staggering amount of funds were raised to further advance the CMN research…..

Over £35,000.00

This huge amount of money will pay for a dedicated CMN research nurse to help further advance the research, as well as supporting those receiving medical care within the CMN clinic at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

The Caring Matters Now trustees are absolutely overwhelmed by the generosity and kindness shown by all those that supported our 20th Anniversary Celebratory Ball.

Thank you to everyone who donated prizes, auction items, sought sponsorship, donated funds or attended the event. We do very much appreciate all your support!

Here’s to the next 20 years!

We would also like to say a huge thank you to Lorraine Sass, the amazing choir and all the Caring Matters Now Families involved in the tribute video for Jodi.