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Simon Cowell Hosts The Together For Short Lives Midsummer Ball



Simon Cowell as patron for the charity is hosting the Together For Short Lives Midsummer Ball at Banqueting House, London tonight.

The event will shine a light on the UK’s 49,000 children and young people with life-limiting conditions and raise vital funds to help families get the lifeline care and support they need to make the most of every moment together.

The Midsummer Ball special guests will be treated to a sparkling night of entertainment as stars line up to make Together for Short Lives Midsummer Ball an unforgettable experience.


Simon Cowell with celebrity chef Aldo Zilli

As a long-time supporter of children’s palliative care and hospice charities, Simon Cowell has worked closely with us for the third consecutive year to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds for the cause. Simon Cowell said: “I am incredibly proud of what we have achieved through the Midsummer Balls, raising vital funds for the charity’s work with thousands of children and young people who battle with life-limiting conditions every day".


The beautiful tables are set

"The work Together for Short Lives does is vital for so many families. I am forever humbled when I meet parents who find themselves in such an unimaginable situation and the children, who are brave beyond belief.”



Midsummer Ball will be magical scene – full of beautiful flowers, dazzling crystals and mirrors, and a kaleidoscope of butterflies. Jenni Falconer will compère the night’s glittering entertainment and guests will be thrilled by an exclusive set from Lulu, as well as live performances from the Remi Harris Trio, Pixie Lott and The Mac Twins.


Stars will be joined by Britain’s Got Talent 2017 Winner Tokio Myers and Finalist Sarah Ikumu and guests will be entertained and amazed by the 2016 Britain’s Got Talent magician Richard Jones. Some of the night’s special guests include Louis Walsh, Oliver Cheshire, James Jordan, Ola Jordon, Ben Cohen, Kristina Rihanoff, Gethin Jones, Emma Barton, and Nicky Johnston.


Our CEO Barbara Gelb OBE said: “We are so grateful to our wonderful Patron Simon Cowell for once again hosting our Midsummer Ball. Simon’s generosity and heartfelt support over many years has really helped us to shine a light on the children, young people and families we are here for. There are 49,000 children and young people with life-limiting conditions across the UK – and the number is rising.


Louis Walsh


Britain's Got Talent Winner Tokio


X Factor winner Matt Terry

Sadly, too many of these families struggle to get the care and support they need, on top of coming to terms with the heart-breaking news that their child will die young. The vital funds raised at our Midsummer Ball will help ensure that families can get all the help they need, so they can make the most of every moment together. It’s only by working together that we can make a lasting change for these children and families, so I am thrilled that Simon, the Ball’s sponsors, guests and stars will be joining together for one incredible evening to help make a lifetime of difference.”


Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman arriving at the ball

Guests will be treated to a decadent and sumptuous midsummer feast designed by celebrity chef Aldo Zilli, and guests will listen to the Jazz Trio whilst they dine in style".

Find out more about the charity Together For Short Lives

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