Jan Lord - Founder of the Purple Ball of Hope raising funds for Pancreatic Cancer UK

Jan Lord


I made a promise to mum before she died that I would do something to change the statistics on Pancreatic Cancer. I now work very closely with Pancreatic Cancer UK to raise awareness, helping out where I can and often represent them when other businesses or fundraising groups have a cheque to collect. To date we have raised just over £30,346.02 and we're halfway there to being fully booked for 2019 which is a testament to the fantastic event we put on... 

In my working life I'm a busy entrepreneur in both my businesses and I love to help others be successful.

Telephone:  07854 753691 Email:        jan@janlord.co.uk Web:           www.janlord.co.uk
Dave Richardson - head of events Purple Ball of Hope

Dave Richardson

Event Co-ordinator

Nearly 6 years ago Jan asked me if I would help her organise the Purple Ball of Hope. As I'm no stranger to organising big events, I jumped at the chance and became involved  as I'm also so passionate about raising funds and awareness for Pancreatic Cancer.

My expertise allows me to co-ordinate the event prior to the actual ball but on the night you will see me running around with a video  camera capturing those all important moments on film.

My normal day job shows me up and down the country shooting video's for the rich and famous with a camera in my hand.... I love my job and being such a big part of what is a fantastic event is brilliant. 


0161 635 6207





Nicola Smith - Head of Fundraising for the Purple Ball of Hope and owner of the Waxing station in Stalybridge Cheshire

Nicola-Jayne Smith 

Fundraiser Extraordinaire!

I can't tell you how happy I was to be asked to be part of the Purple Ball of Hope organising team. I love raising money for charity. and over the years I've been involved in a number of local charities and have helped to raise over £70K for the Christie.

My gentle knack of getting all the fabulous local businesses on board with sponsoring the event with raffle and tombola prizes I know I can really make a difference to the Purple Ball of Hope.  This year our table was overflowing and next year it will be even better. I've set the bar really high - so if you have a local business you can be guaranteed I'll be coming to see you in 2019!! 


0161 304 7735





Mark Copeland 

Official Photographer 

Mark joined the team this year (2017) and proved to be such a hit with all our guests and has fit in perfectly with the PBoH team. He's brought new idea's for our photography which allows you to remember the event forever! 

Mark is a well known international photographer and due to the creativity of his wonderful now  the owner of a number of prestigious awards. He's creative and fun.... come and meet him in April 2019 and see for yourself just how good he is!

If you are looking for a photographer whether you are in the studio with Mark or out on location, he'll tailor his approach to suit your needs....... take a look at his website and be blown away................ 


07835 390431





Carolyn Richardson

Entertainment & Finance 

Absolutely love being involved with this event. For the last four years I have looked after the finances on the night, my previous job working in a bank made me the obvious choice for the role.

To be able to see the fabulous amounts of money being raised whilst 'having a ball' quite literally is great to be part of. In 2016 I was promoted to looking after the entertainment for the evening as well which is very exciting and those who know me well wasn't surprised to hear who our headline act was.... Now who should we have to entertain us in 2019?? 


0161 635 6207





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