People will come together tomorrow, Saturday, for the long awaited return of the Breast Services Glitter Ball to raise funds for Our Bolton NHS Charity.

The event was postponed in 2020 due to the pandemic and then again in 2021, so it's been missed by the community.

After months working on the frontline, the ball will provide an opportunity for Bolton NHS staff, current and former patients and members of the community to celebrate and raise thousands of pounds for vital services.

The money will go towards a supply of mastectomy bras for breat cancer patients, with Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, the only trust to provide them free of charge in Greater Manchester.

Funds raised will also be used more widely across the Evergreen Suite, home to Bolton's Breast Services and will be distributed across staff training events and improving patient experience.

Andrea McCann, breast services senior clinical sister, has been organising the event for the past two years, she said: "The Glitter Ball has come at the right time after all we’ve been through, and it’s great for everyone’s wellbeing.

"The patients who visit us become family as we see them over a number of months and years, so our staff have been really keen to get involved with organising the event as they know what difference the money will make for our patients."

Annette Trengrove, junior clinical sister and event organiser, added: "This year isn’t just about fundraising, but also celebrating what staff and patients have achieved and come through during the pandemic.

"We would also like to say a huge thank you to all those who have bought tickets for the event, and the wonderful companies who have kindly donated gifts for our auction."

The event will be hosted by presenter and comedian Dabid Broadbent at Bolton's Holiday Inn and will feature a two course meal, raffle, and auction with plenty of prizes up for grabs.

If you would like to support the event and to help raise funds, you can donate by texting GLITTER to 70580 to donate £1.

Texts will cost the donation amount plus one standard network rate message.