More than 200 people gathered at the iconic Twickenham Stadium last week in support of Libby Atkins, who was diagnosed with primary bone cancer at just eight years old.

The black-tie charity dinner, hosted by Circet Ireland & UK, was held to show solidarity for Circet employee Koryn Broadley and her daughter, Libby.

Rugby legend Andrew Gomarsall MBE and renowned comedian Shappi Khorsandi were in attendance at the telecommunications company's fundraiser for Libby's Journey of Life, a Special Fund of the Bone Cancer Research Trust.

The evening of elegance and generosity included a touch of sportsmanship from Gomarsall, whilst the captivating mistress of ceremonies Khorsandi ensured the event ran smoothly.

Alan O'Prey, UK CEO at Circet & Ireland UK, said:

We are thrilled by the phenomenal success of our black-tie charity dinner in aid of the Bone Cancer Research Trust. From the speeches given by Andrew Gomarsall and Shappi Khorsandi, to a silent auction that was buzzing with excitement, it was a truly magical evening that united our community for a very worthy cause. Libby's Journey of Life is more than just a fundraiser, it's a beacon of hope for Libby, our colleague Koryn, and so many others affected by this terrible disease.

Siobhan Cullen, Regional Relationship Manager at the Bone Cancer Research Trust, said:

On behalf of everyone here at the charity, I would like to say a huge thank you to those who joined us at Circet's ball in honour of Koryn and Libby. To have so many people come together in support of our patients and their families is truly incredible. With your help, we can continue our vital work to ensure that fewer patients like Libby have to suffer at the hands of this brutal disease. Every penny raised on the night will go such a long way to making this a reality.

Libby Atkins was just eight years old when she was diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma in August 2022. Her treatment involved 14 rounds of chemotherapy and surgery to remove the tumour in her leg.

The surgery was a success and Libby is now able to walk again – even joining Circet CEO, Alan O'Prey, on stage at the charity ball.

Following Libby's shock diagnosis, her family decided to set up Libby's Journey of Life to help raise funds for Ewing sarcoma research. This is even involved Libby holding a bake sale from her hospital bed whilst undergoing treatment.

To find out more about Libby's Journey of Life, please visit the link below:

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