Zoe Higginson from Wickford is organising a charity ball in aid of Alzheimer’s Research UK.
Zoe has now finalised arrangements for the dress-to-impress ball, which is taking place at Reid’s in Billericay on Saturday 12 October, in aid of Alzheimer’s Research UK.
With a few tickets remaining for what looks to be a glamorous and glitzy evening, she has confirmed that there will now be live music, as well as a DJ, a raffle with some exciting prizes and a silent auction.
The 25-year-old hairdresser has been inspired to fundraise by her mother Joanna, who has early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.
Zoe’s mum has a very rare form of Alzheimer’s disease that usually affects people in their 40s, 50s and 60s. She was diagnosed four years ago at the age of 45 and has sadly deteriorated quite rapidly.
She is passionate about raising money for research, because
“It’s very close to home with Mum – my mum is my everything.”
“I am now really looking forward to the charity ball. So much work has gone into making sure it will be a wonderful evening. It will be worth all the hard work to be able to donate the money to Alzheimer’s Research UK, who are working to fund research that will help families like mine in the future”.
Holly Noon, Regional Fundraising Officer for Alzheimer’s Research UK, said: “We’re so grateful to Zoe for supporting Alzheimer’s Research UK in this way, and I’m sure this ball will be a really special evening.
“Dementia affects a significant proportion of the population – one in three people over 65 in the UK will die with some form of the condition. Fantastic fundraising efforts like this will help us to make life-changing research breakthroughs for people with dementia.”
Tickets are just £35 and include a drink on arrival, a buffet, a professional photo and a £5 beauty voucher.
To snap up one of the last remaining places, contact Zoe on 07939 995249.
For further information about Alzheimer’s Research UK visit www.alzheimersresearchuk.org