Joan’s butterfly ball for charity

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A HIPPERHOLME teacher and her daughter are organising a ball in aid of Cancer Research UK.

Joan Zarneh who teaches music at Hipperholme Grammar School is organising a Butterfly Ball, as the events are known, with help from her daughter Laurette and niece Lorna who lives in Scotland who is the founder.

Joan said her niece had lost a friend to breast cancer eight years ago and since then has raised thousands of pounds for the charity. “She is very well known in Scotland and has won many awards. She does this work in her spare time.

“This Butterfly Ball is coming to Yorkshire for the first time as many people have asked me about it. We have always supported Lorna and Butterfly Events and sold raffle tickets to my friends for this worthy cause. Some of my friends have asked me when can we have a ball down here.” Back in 2007 Lorna organised her first Butterfly Ball in aid of Cancer Research and raised £11,000. “It was such a good night I was persuaded by supporters to continue to organise events such as ladies’ nights, gents events, garden party and triathlon to name a few.

“I organise Butterfly Events along with a few friends, purely voluntary and have raised nearly £200,000 for the charity in doing so.

“I have a lot of family, friends and colleagues in Yorkshire, so I am excited to be bringing my Butterfly Ball on tour to Yorkshire.”

The charity night is being planned for early next year at The Aagrah Midpoint Suite, Bradford. Tables are for ten guests and are £350 which includes drinks reception with entertainment, family style Indian meal and dancing to Waterfront, a showband from Scotland.

If you are interested in booking or would like more information email