Bloodwise hosts Gala Opera Dinner

Bloodwise Jersey (formerly Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research) will be hosting the annual Diva Opera dinner on 9 November 2018 at the Hotel L’Horizon. The black-tie event, now in its 26th year, features the world-renowned Diva Opera Company performing popular arias and songs from the musical theatre. The Company have been Britain’s leading proponents of chamber opera for over 20 years and have performed all over the world, with some of the greatest names in the business, such as Dame Kiri te Kanawa and Jose Carreras. The event offers a fantastic opportunity to see world-class singers in an intimate and atmospheric setting. Entry includes a champagne reception, three course dinner and coffee. There is also a silent raffle with fantastic prizes.

All funds raised from the evening support Bloodwise Jersey, a branch of the UK registered charity. Originally founded in 1960, Bloodwise was for many years known as Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research. The name was changed in 2015 to reflect the fact that the organisation aims to battle all blood cancers. There are over 130 varieties of blood cancer, accounting for the third highest rate of mortality of all cancers. The mission of the charity is to stop people dying from these cancers, to make patients’ lives better, and to stop blood cancer happening in the first place. Primarily this is done by funding research and currently there are over 160 projects across the UK. Perhaps the best known of these locally is the Annual Kids’ Triathlon held at Les Quennevais in June. Now in its 6th year, this event has grown from 200 entrants to over 500 in 2018 and is kindly sponsored by Vistra Trust. Next year’s event has already been scheduled for 8th June 2019, and there will be the opportunity to obtain a discounted entry fee by booking early. Keep an eye on for more details.

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