A NIGHT of glitz and glamour gets under way this evening as the eighth annual Donna Mortimer Ballantyne Charity Trust ball will be held in the city.

The charity, chaired by Lady Susan Haughey, was set up in memory of Bothwell’s Donna, who died from skin cancer in 2011 aged just 39.

City businessman and club boss James Mortimer, who owns the exclusive club, 29, in Royal Exchange Square, set up the charity in Donna's name.


It aims to continue Donna’s efforts to raise awareness about skin cancer and the dangers of using sunbeds, whilst also supporting the work of Lanarkshire’s Kilbryde Hospice in the grounds of Hairmyres Hospital in East Kilbride, where there is a special Donna Mortimer Ballantyne wing in her memory.

The ball will be held at the Double Tree by Hilton in Cambridge Street and so far the event have raised more than £1million.

Entertainment on the night is being kept a closely guarded secret. Act in the past has included Sister Sledge.