Tuxedo and Tiara Ball in aid of Mending Broken Hearts Appeal, Radisson Blu Manchester Airport.

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Michelle White of Manchester hosted a Tuxedo and Tiara Ball raising over £20,000 to help the British Heart Foundation (BHF) fund life-saving regenerative heart research.

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150 guests attended the event at the Radisson Blu Manchester Airport, and enjoyed a three-course meal, goody bags from House of Frasier, a champagne reception, and a special performance by Pauline Henry of the Chimes. A charity raffle and auction of luxury prizes was also held during the evening, and a portion of these proceeds was donated to purchase high-tech Genius™ 2 thermometers for the Christie NHS Foundation Trust.

A mother of three, Michelle was diagnosed at 26 with a faulty mitral valve after she collapsed at work. She has survived four heart surgeries and suffered numerous complications, to date, she has raised over £40,000 for the Mending Broken Hearts Appeal and recently starred in a national BHF advertising campaign to raise awareness about the need to fight heart disease in the UK. The appeal funds vital research that could help people with heart failure by finding a way to repair or regrow damaged heart tissue.

For more information about how you can help support the British Heart Foundation’s Mending Broken Hearts Appeal, please contact Shirley McNally at mcnallysa@bhf.org.uk

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