The Brancaster Ball has been founded by James Clarke; husband of Lottie, father of three, and Proprietary Partner at Knight Frank.
In late 2021, following numerous appointments, James was diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease (MND). As you can imagine, it was a shock to James and his family. However with their love and support, and the help of his team at Knight Frank, James has been given the strength to face this challenge head on, and come out fighting.
MND is an incredibly rare disease and only 1,100 people get diagnosed each year. The general medical consensus is that it is not incurable, it is just underfunded. So to that end, James is now sending out the rallying cry to family, friends, colleagues and business associates to help with some crazy fundraising challenges to help rectify that!
James and his friends have already raised over £200,000 since he started fundraising at the beginning of July this year, which he is delighted with – but it has also spurred him on to do more! The aim is to hit a target of £250,000 during the ball!
Any funds raised from James’ charitable challenges will go towards the Doddie Weir charity – ‘My Name’5 Doddie’. Doddie was one of rugby’s most recognisable personalities, earning 61 caps for Scotland and representing the British and Irish Lions. In June 2017 he revealed was suffering from Motor Neuron Disease and, from the outset, has been driven to help fellow sufferers and seek ways to further research this rare disease.
The Brancaster Ball is one such charitable fundraiser… James is hoping that ticket sales and a charitable auction at the ball will bolster his funds for Doddie… and it is of course also a great excuse for a party!
You can support the charity further by purchasing g photos form the event here. Photos can be in various formats either printed or available as digital downloads.
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Please note photos will be available within 5 days following the event.
If you have any queries or questions them please email: [email protected]