Lisa’s ‘99 Pink Balloons’ charity ball raises £2,200

Lisa Briercliffe from Brierfield hosted a charity ball at Crow Wood in Burnley.
Lisa Briercliffe from Brierfield hosted a charity ball at Crow Wood in Burnley.
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A charity ball held at Crow Wood Leisure in Burnley has raised £2,260 to be split between Breast Cancer Care and Pendleside Hospice.

Teacher Lisa Briercliffe (38), from Brierfield, organised the event as a thank you for the support she has received from both charities after being diagnosed with breast cancer in May last year. The “99 Pink Balloons” evening was a metaphor for Lisa’s own cold war journey, taken from the song “99 Red Balloons” by Nena, with the last line about letting go as the balloons were released into the sky.

The night featured music, magic and stand-up comedy by James Cockerill, Rickey Reid and Pete Leigh. Lisa said: “I’m truly grateful to everyone who donated and made the night an outstanding success.”