The Story Behind The Equinox Ball

When you lose your parents within weeks of each other to cancer the question, "What do we do now?" would be at the forefront of anyone's mind.

Sarah and Paul Mullen from Doncaster, South Yorkshire decided to turn their sadness into something positive and, just one year later, the inaugural Equinox Ball was held.

We wanted to create an annual event that would raise money for local cancer charity Firefly and also Cancer Research UK. Both do fantastic work supporting cancer patients and doing vital research work to develop treatments, diagnosis and hopefully find a cure one day.

In just 4 years over £200,000 was raised allowing 3 new vehicles to be purchased for Firefly, a Doncaster based charity which provides transportation for cancer patients to and from their medical appointments across the county.

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Donations to Cancer Research funded 5 young people with Neuroblastoma to take part in an immunotherapy trial - a groundbreaking treatment that taps into the immune system and funds raised in 2017 helped fund Dr Vormoors research into Lymphoblastic Leukaemia - one of the cancers more common in children than adults.

Cancer Research

Your donations go a long way

Professor John Anderson?s work aims to help children like Crystal, who was just six years old when she was diagnosed with neuroblastoma in March 2015. 50% of Equinox 2016 donations went to this professor to put 5 children like Crystal on a trial for immunotherapy.

Donations have allowed Firefly to purchase 2 new vehicles - Firefly 5, named Bob and Carol and Firefly 6 'Equinox'. This means more patients can be transported to Sheffield for life saving treatment.

Thank You

The support from local people and businesses continues to be quite overwhelming and we thank you all for your ongoing support to help us remember Bob and Carol Mullen, who are forever in our hearts.

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