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Make-up artist to host fundraising gala

The event aims to raise £75,000 for eye cancer charity OcuMel

Joanne Morgan

A television make-up artist and mother of three who has a rare form of eye cancer is hosting a celebrity gala to raise funds for charity.

Joanne Morgan was diagnosed with ocular melanoma in November last year following an eye examination. Since then she has been supported by OcuMel UK.

With the aim of raising £75,000 for the national charity, Ms Morgan will host a black-tie event at the Watford Hilton Hotel in London at the end of the month.

It will be hosted by BBC news presenter, Sally Bundock, with appearances from comedian Al Murray, opera singer Natasha Marsh and magician Josh King.

A live auction will also take place on the evening.

Ms Morgan has previously appeared on Good Morning Britain to raise awareness of the incurable eye cancer, highlighting that around 700 people are diagnosed with the condition annually.

Ms Morgan said: “Throughout my eight surfeited, multiple scans and tests since my diagnosis, OcuMel UK has supported me every step of the way. The guidance and support the charity provides to patients and their families, and signposting them to the most appropriate treatments is vital.”

The gala takes place on 27 September, and tickets cost £145. For more information, visit its website.