Friends, patrons and supporters of Prevent Breast Cancer came together to dance the night away at our A Night In Havana charity fundraiser event, joining some of Manchester’s most famous faces, including renowned actress Maxine Peake, and Coronation Street legend and long-standing Prevent supporter, Sally Dynevor.



We transformed our venue, the Imperial War Museum North, decking it out in palm trees, flowers and tropical colours to bring a touch of the Cuban capital to Manchester. Guests were treated to a three-course dinner, washed down with a mojito, whilst being entertained by soul, funk and Motown band Soul Fiesta as well as incredible salsa dancing from WinterWorks Entertainment. The festivities were followed by a silent auction, including exclusive prizes from The Holiday Place, Cloud23 Hilton Manchester Deansgate, Aiden Byrne Restaurant MCR and Innside – with the top prize being a highly-coveted five-star, seven-day holiday to Cuba!

After so much hard work and planning, it was a joy to see our supporters enjoying the fiesta. Thanks to everyone involved in putting on the event, we raised more than £48,000 – a truly incredible figure, which will go straight into funding the vitally important work we do, into the prediction and prevention of breast cancer.

Nikki Barraclough, our executive director at Prevent Breast Cancer, said: “We would like to thank everyone involved in putting the event together, our sponsor, Excalon, supporters, and those who donated prizes – we’re overwhelmed by the support and monies raised, which wouldn’t have been possible without the generous prizes donated for our auction and the dinner attendees. This money will help us in our continued battle to help protect future generations against breast cancer.”

We can’t thank our supporters and attendees enough for making A Night In Havana a truly memorable event. If you didn’t have chance to make it, we host regular social events where you can join in the fun whilst helping to prevent breast cancer for future generations – just keep an eye on our upcoming events.