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Charity ball to commemorate local man’s special birthday

17 September 2014

On Saturday 27 September a ball will be held at Stockbrook Manor Country Club to remember what would have been the 21st birthday of Dale Carlier who tragically died in a car accident aged just 18. Over 200 people are expected to attend the event with all money raised going to children’s charity, Action Medical Research. There are still tickets available and people are being urged to buy theirs now before they sell out.

Dale attended Brentwood county high school and Chelmsford College, where he would have furthered his education in public services to one day pursue his ambition to become a police officer. The news of Dale's passing touched hundreds of hearts. Friends, both old and new, all joined together to say their final goodbyes in May 2012. Over 600 attendees - not including those people queuing on the roads of Brentwood - attended a local church to pay their respects. 

Dale’s mum, Sharon, commented, “Dale was a charming, happy and healthy young man. He was kind and caring, and known by many to be a bit of a ladies man! He was a credit to everyone: family, friends, school teachers and even people who were not so close to him. We miss Dale dearly and believe this charity ball will be a perfect memorial for him and a fitting way to celebrate his life.”

At the ball there will be a raffle and an auction with prizes including signed football merchandise, ‘win a date with Towie's Pascal Craymer’, hair treatments, signed DJ Colin Francis CD, spa treatments, gym memberships, gift cards, hotel stays, restaurant vouchers and many more great prizes. The popular DJ Nana B, recognised by a lot of Essex residents, will be playing the event and some live songs will be sung by the Will Childs.

Clara Gill, Community Fundraiser for the East of England, commented: “This charity ball is such a positive way to celebrate and remember a young man who was tragically taken from his friends and family too soon. We’re honoured to have been chosen as the beneficiary charity for this spectacular event.”

Money raised will help fund medical research into conditions affecting babies and children. Research is the key to saving many children from a lifetime of suffering. Yet surprisingly, medical research into conditions that devastate children’s lives is poorly funded. Action Medical Research is currently funding work around stillbirth, epilepsy, meningitis, cerebral palsy and brain cancer, as well as some rare and distressing conditions that severely affect children.

Tickets are £25 and the dress code is smart/glam. Please tweet the organisers @DI4D_AMR for tickets!


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Action Medical Research is a UK-wide charity saving and changing children’s lives through medical research.

We want to make a difference in:

tackling premature birth and treating sick and vulnerable babies
helping children affected by disability, disabling conditions and infections
targeting rare diseases that together severely affect many forgotten children.

Just one breakthrough, however small, can mean the world.

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