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Bollywood Ball raises £45,000

Diabetes UK’s Bollywood Ball has proved a huge success and already raised an astounding £45,000 for the worthy cause.

The Ball took place at the Mandarin Oriental in Knightsbridge, London, and was attended by more than 200 guests. The auction raised over £10,000 with prizes including a meal cooked by Indian chef Manju Malhi in the winner’s home.

Guests enjoyed an Indian meal and were entertained by music from the band Bollywood Sounds. Nina Wadia and Zahra Ahmadi (who play Zainab Masood and Shabnam Masood in Eastenders) also attended the Bollywood Ball.

An evening to remember

“The Bollywood Ball was a great evening!" said Penny Mordaunt, Diabetes UK Director of Strategy, Policy and Partnerships.

"Not only did guests experience an evening to remember, they also helped to raise much-needed funds for vital diabetes research to find better treatments for the condition and eventually a cure.”

The Ball, which was sponsored by SEGRO, took place on October 23 2008.

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