Super sum raised at hard-working Isle cancer charity's summer ball

Supporters and friends of Isle charity Team Verrico dressed up in their best to celebrate another very successful year.

Wednesday, 5th July 2017, 5:52 pm
Updated Tuesday, 18th July 2017, 8:40 am
Paul Verrico (right) and friend at Team Verrico ball
Paul Verrico (right) and friend at Team Verrico ball

The highly active volunteer charity works to help individuals and families suffering from the effects of cancer, giving medical, psychological and practical support, and funds research to aid better diagnosis and treatment.

The glittering 2017 ball at the Baths Hall, Scunthorpe, raised a whopping £6,015.35 to further its ongoing, vital work.

Paul Verrico of Epworth said: “It was an absolute honour to give a speech as the outgoing chairman of Team Verrico.

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“It was the first time we’ve totally sold out the Baths Hall, with 370 people in attendance. Epworth Town Council had lent us the Christmas lights, which added an air of festival to proceedings and Walkers Nurseries had very kindly bedecked the hall with trees and foliage to lend itself to a red carpet feel.

“A huge sum was raised which will go directly to helping families facing cancer; to provide second opinions, support during chemotherapy and to pay for counselling of those afflicted or bereaved. We also launched our new website at www.teamverrico.org on the night; people can download application forms etc directly from there.”

This year saw the charity expand its reach with new volunteers and services. A new chairman, Nicholas Cranfield,is now in office.

Team Verrico ball
Team Verrico Ball
Ladies enjoying the Team Verrico ball
Couple at Team Verrico ball
Teram Verrico ball
Team Verrico ballgoers
Team Verrico annual ball
Team Verrico ball
Team Verrico ball-goers
Team Verrico ball
Team Verrico Ball
Ladies enjoying the Team Verrico ball
Couple at Team Verrico ball
Teram Verrico ball
Team Verrico ballgoers
Team Verrico annual ball
Team Verrico ball