The first Sky Betting & Gaming Annual Gala Ball celebrated its first year of fundraising for Teenage Cancer Trust exceeding the target of £20,000.
[dropcap]B[/dropcap]usiness from across the gaming, entertainment, technology and hospitality industries in Yorkshire gathered for the first ever Sky Betting & Gaming Annual Gala Ball in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust.
The evening, which was hosted by star of Countdown and Sky Sports Friday night football Rachel Riley, celebrated the first year of fundraising for the charity which exceeded its target of £20,000.
The guests and employees also raised an additional £16.218 on the evening which marked the first event Sky Betting and Gaming has held since it became independent from Sky.
Commenting on the first year of fundraising, Richard Flint, Sky Betting & Gaming’s Chief Executive, said; “It’s been an incredible year, not only because we’ve managed to smash our target in support of a vital ward at Leeds General Infirmary, but also because it’s brought people from all areas of the business together with some of the best businesses in Yorkshire. I can’t thank everyone enough.”
Siobhan Dunn, CEO of Teenage Cancer Trust, said; “It’s thank to support from companies such as Sky Betting & Gaming that we can be there at every stage for the seven young people age 13 to 24 who are diagnosed with cancer each day. The funds will go towards specialist outreach teams or nurses and youth support workers and help us in reaching our goal of helping every young person in the UK with cancer by 2020.”