Stars from screen and music attend BREAST CANCER fundraising event

Stars from screen and music last night (1  Oct) attended a glittering fundraising event – Blush 15 -  at London’s iconic venue, One Mayfair, which was organised by the national breast cancer support charity, The Haven, and sponsored by Aviva.                          

Sky Television’s pit lane Formula One presenter, Natalie Pinkham, hosted the star-studded event, which is held annually in October to coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM), the global awareness and fundraising campaign for the cause.

Singer and musician, Dan Gillespie, formerly the front-man of the English rock band, The Feeling, provided the after dinner entertainment. 

Other stars attending Blush 15 included, Lord and Lady Coe, Lord and Lady Brocket, and ‘Bond girl’, Jane Seymour.

The 200 guests were treated to a champagne reception followed by a delicious three-course dinner created by award-winning caterers, Absolute Taste. The jewellery designer, Alex Monroe, created an exclusive Haven bracelet which was sold as a raffle ticket.

The Blush 15 event raised over £160,000 which will go towards The Haven’s free breast cancer support services. This service comprises tailored help for people affected by breast cancer so they can cope better with the emotional and physical side-effects during and after treatment.

The opulent and stunning Grade II listed venue, One Mayfair, will soon be closing its doors for good so this was one of the last events ever to be held there.

Notes to editors

  1. The Haven provides, completely free of charge, a wide range of therapies which help people deal with the physical and emotional side effects of breast cancer. Specialist nurses and experts in nutrition, exercise and emotional support provide tailor-made programmes for each Visitor. No referral is necessary.
  1. The Haven programme provides a unique model of care that is fully integrated with hospital medical treatment. It is a global leader in its field and cancer specialists from all over the world visit Havens and learn from them.
  1. Help is also available through the website – ; an outreach programme, including many of the support centres’ elements, is available to anyone who can’t get to one of the Havens.
  1. The Haven does not receive any government funding so is entirely dependent on charitable donations and fundraising events to raise funds.  It costs around £1000 to provide the Haven programme for each Visitor and the care and support make a huge difference to their lives at a difficult time.
  1. 5.    There are four Havens in the UK:

The Haven, Effie Road, London SW6 1TB.

T 020 7384 0099, F 020 7 384 0001

The Haven, 37 St Owen Street, Hereford HR1 2JB.

T 01432 361 061, F 01432 361062

The Haven, 4-5 The Gateway West, Leeds LS9 8DA.

T 0113 284 7829

The Haven, 35 The Square, Titchfield PO14 4RT

T 01329 559 290