Charity ball raises £100,000 to fight Cystic Fibrosis

Suzanne and Paul with Anna
Suzanne and Paul with Anna

A Bearsden family has helped raise more than £100,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust after another massively successful charity ball last week.

Suzanne and Paul Pignatelli held the 65 Roses Ball at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow on Saturday with hundreds showing their support.

It is the third time the couple have held the event, named in reference to a child’s pronunciation of Cystic Fibrosis (CF).

Their daughter Anna (12) suffers from the condition and was on hand to sell lucky bags as part of a prize draw to win a Tunnock’s Teacake costume, made famous by the Glasgow 2014 opening ceremony.

Anna also hand-wrote 400 thank you cards which were placed at each dinner setting.

She also started the event off by reciting a poem written about her experience with CF.

Last Saturday’s incredible total combined with the proceeds from the previous two events has seen the family contribute almost £270,000 to the CFT in the last eight years.

Suzanne said: “It’s just unbelievable; we would like to thank every single person who was there for making the night so special, and for being so amazingly generous.

“Everyone was incredibly kind and supportive, and Anna was made to feel like the belle of the ball.

“Many supporters went above and beyond to make the night very special indeed, and we can’t thank them enough.”