Wanted: A prize that money can't buy

16 January 2018

Every year, the Lily Foundation invests hundreds of thousands of pounds to fund research into new treatments for mitochondrial disease. To enable us to do this we hold fundraising events, the biggest of which is our annual Lily Ball.

Last year's Lily Ball raised over £90,000 to fund research and support children and families affected by this devastating illness. This year we aim to do even better, but we need your help.

Image courtesy of Wellcome Trust
Image courtesy of Wellcome Trust

The highlight of the Lily Ball is our grand gala auction, when around 380 guests bid for incredible prizes donated by our supporters. Previous prizes have included celebrity experiences, luxury holidays and backstage passes to primetime TV shows.

The night also includes a silent auction with smaller prizes such as restaurant dinners, hotel stays, family days out, wine and other gifts. The more spectacular the prizes, the more people bid and the more money we can raise to fight mitochondrial disease.

If you think you might be able to donate a prize for the 2018 Lily Ball, we'd love to hear from you. We're particularly interested in unique experiences that money can't buy, but every prize that's donated makes a difference.

The 2018 'Lily Butterfly Ball' will be held at the Park Plaza Hotel in Westminster on March 17. As a principal auction sponsor, you will be recognised on the night with strong logo presence and a speech from The Lily Foundation founder, Liz Curtis, plus mentions in Lily e-news and social media around the event. Most importantly, you will be making possible the pioneering research projects that are key to our continuing efforts to find a cure for mitochondrial disease.

Thank you for considering our request. Please help spread the word by sharing this page with your friends and colleagues. It's time to talk about mito.

- The Lily Team