The Fertility Foundation’s Hope Ball at the Café de Paris in London was an amazing success helping them raise awareness and funds to help people pay for IVF Treatment. In the coming months they will be making announcements about the grant application programme as well the launch of their Fertility Road Show events.
The sumptuous surroundings of the Café de Paris in the heart of London’s West End was the venue for the inaugural ‘40 Years of Hope Ball’ organised by the Fertility Foundation. The star-studded evening was attended by individuals from the UK and across Europe.
The Foundation, which was the first registered charity of its kind in the UK has been established to help increase access to fertility treatment; provide regional educational events and promote activities designed to raise awareness of fertility options and support.
The Ball was very kindly supported by the Foundation’s main sponsors; Laytons Solicitors, Herts & Essex Fertility Centre and The Centre for Reproductive and Genetic Health (CRGH) and is designed to become an integral part of the Foundation’s work going forward.
In a world where infertility is so often associated with negativity the Foundation will use its growing worldwide network of clinicians, clinics, healthcare professionals, patients and supporters to promote positivity. It will promote good practice and innovation; share research; offer grants to enable more people to access treatment and highlight the contribution made by ‘fertility heroes’; those individuals and bodies who work tirelessly to help others who have experienced infertility.
The inaugural Ball chose to celebrate the work of Jessica Hepburn; one of the UK’s leading voices on fertility, infertility and assisted conception and co-founder of Fertility Fest which is on at the Barbican 23 April – 18 May 2019. For more information and tickets visit fertilityfest.com
Jessica has used her own experience as a patient to campaign for greater awareness of fertility issues; increase access to treatment and most importantly has encouraged patients to share their experiences.
Also announced was their forthcoming charity single Loved You Forever. Written and Produced by music legend Derek Bramble who has worked with such artists including David Bowie, Whitney Houston, Faith Hill and Michael Jackson to name but a few. He kindly donated his time and professional skills as well as donating the proceeds from sale of the single to the foundation. The trustees also managed to earn a co-writing credit for the lyrical contribution.
As if that wasn’t enough they also announced the launch of their Fertility Journeys watch with all profits being donated to their Creating Families grant. On the night they pre-sold over 100 watches which will be available in February 2019.
Visit fertilityfoundation.org for more information.