National accounts coordinator organises children’s charity ball

National accounts coordinator at The Parts Alliance, Lorraine Latham delivers charity ball fit for royalty

Lorraine Latham has successfully put on a fantastic prince and princess-themed ball for more than 30 youngsters in Sutton Coldfield with a whole host of special guests and activities.

We first spoke to Lorraine back in January when she had encouraged many of her team to take part in a ‘no pudding club’, before conquering a mammoth treadathon herself in February.

It all stems from Lorraine’s drive to raise money for six-year-old Seren and her mum, family friend Kate.

Seren is currently undergoing treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia and, knowing her love for all things princess-related, Lorraine organised a themed event for her this month.

The prince and princess ball was held across two function rooms at the Lea Marston Hotel in Sutton Coldfield.

Thirty-seven children were there on the day to meet princesses, characters from Beauty and the Beast, a clown and more special guests.

There also a host of activities, including a disco, face painting, a raffle and auction.

Lorraine said: “The whole day was absolutely brilliant and we raised around £900 for charity, as well as giving the children something great to remember.

“It was touch and go whether Seren herself would be able to come because of her chemotherapy, but she was okay on the day and we had a limo bring her to the ball from home.

“This was also the first chance Seren had got to wear the wig made by the charity Little Princess Trust and she looked absolutely beautiful.”

Everything came full circle for Lorraine in early June when she was awarded the High Achiever Fundraiser Award at the annual Tamworth Radio Awards.

She was nominated by Kate for the fundraising she’s done for Seren, as well as her fundraising efforts for British Heart Foundation in memory of her dad Derek – over the last nine years, Lorraine has raised more than £16,000 for BHF.

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