Emeralds & Ivy Ball

Ronan and Storm Keating stand on stage at the 2019 Emeralds & Ivy Ball. He is wearing a black tux and she a white evening gown.

Emeralds & Ivy Ball 2024

Date: Saturday 14 December 2024

Tables of 10 available to book. Please get in touch for more information.


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The Emeralds & Ivy Ball is Cancer Research UK’s flagship fundraising gala celebrating our long-standing partnership with the Keating family and the Marie Keating Foundation. The annual ball, which has just celebrated its 16th anniversary, is a fabulous evening of glamour and world-class entertainment. The evening is hosted by Ronan and Storm Keating alongside celebrity presenters and is attended by 350 personally invited VIP guests. Each year, the event raises funds for Cancer Research UK's Cancer Awareness Roadshow. The Roadshow travels to the heart of UK communities to help raise awareness amongst the public on how to reduce the risk of cancer and increase the chances of early diagnosis

We are delighted to announce that the Emeralds & Ivy Ball will take place on Saturday 14 December 2024 at The Raffles Hotel.

Tables of ten cost £10,000. 

Limited individual tickets available at cost of £1,000 each. 

For more information, please contact special.events@cancer.org.uk

Emeralds & Ivy Ball 2022

In 2022, guests attending the Emeralds & Ivy Ball were transported to 1970s New York and the flamboyant, disco party scene of the nightclub, Studio 54. Upon arrival to Old Billingsgate, guests enjoyed a champagne reception courtesy of Pol Roger, a fabulous three-course meal, the chance to win exclusive prizes, and truly unforgettable performances from musical theatre star Alfie Boe, the wonderful Aston Merrygold and of course, Ronan Keating himself. 

Thanks to the incredible generosity of our sponsors and guests over the years, the Emeralds & Ivy Ball has now raised over £11m since its inception in 2006. This tremendous success means we’re able to continue educating the public on the steps they can take to reduce their cancer risk and increase their chance of receiving an early diagnosis. 

We’ve had over 750,000 visitors to our Roadshow Units since we began in 2006, many of whom have gone away and taken important steps like speaking to their GP or taking a cancer screening test. In 2022, the Roadshow has travelled to 123 locations in the areas we’re needed most, and our nurses have welcomed 48,528 visitors.

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Marie Keating Foundation

Following their mother Marie's death from breast cancer in 1998, the Keating family promised to try to provide all women and their families with vital information which could help them to prevent cancer or detect it at its earliest stages. 

Their collective aim is "making cancer less frightening by enlightening".

Cancer Research Awareness Roadshow

The Cancer Awareness Roadshow is on the road to beating cancer in the area's where we're most needed.

The roadshow is made up of four teams of nurses who travel to the most deprived areas of the UK, speaking to the public about ways to reduce their risk of cancer. Since 2006, we've been able to explain the importance of early diagnosis and healthy lifestyle changed to more than 500,000 people through our Roadshow Units.