Mark Wright and Rachel Stevens to host Butterfly Ball

Mark Wright and Rachel Stevens will be teaming up to host the annual Butterfly Ball – one of the most prestigious fundraising events in the British social calendar. The pair will oversee proceedings on the night of Thursday 25 June at the Grosvenor House Hotel in central London.

The concert, which will see Lionel Richie headlining, is being held in aid of Caudwell Children.

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Rachel Stevens has been an ambassador for Caudwell Children for ten years

Rachel has been an ambassador for the children's charity for the past decade, and was first introduced to Caudwell Children, which helps seriously ill children, ten years ago when she performed at another of their fundraising events.

The singer also recently flew out to Florida for one of the charity's projects, Destination Dreams, with some of the children.

"To see the families enjoy this really special time together, and to see the difference it makes to them was very special," said Rachel. "It inspired me to do whatever I can to help so when I was asked to host their annual Butterfly Ball, which I've attended as a guest many times, of course I said yes."

"This year will be even more special to me having spent time with some of the families who will be there and I'm looking forward to working with Mark and to helping the charity raise funds," she added.

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Mark Wright will also be hosting the charity's annual Butterfly Ball

Having met Mark on the Strictly Come Dancing live tour, Rachel then contacted him and asked if he would lend a hand at hosting.

"It sounds like an unbelievable event and I'm just pleased that I can help such a worthy cause," the former TOWIE star said.

This year's event is particularly momentous for the charity, as it marks 15 years since Caudwell Children was first set up. Each year the Butterfly Ball attracts royalty, A-listers and some of the most influential businesspeople in the world. In 2014 the ball raised £2.5million in one night.

Headlining act Lionel couldn't contain his excitement, as he told HELLO! in this week's magazine: "This is going be a hoot. I'm used to playing arenas, but this will be up close and personal, so hang on to your seats because this is going to be wild."

Tito Jackson and Paul Potts will also be taking to the stage on the night.

See this week's issue of HELLO! magazine out now for the full interview with Lionel Richie.

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