Emeralds & Ivy

For the seventh year running Drive was proud to design and produce the iconic Emeralds & Ivy Ball for The Marie Keating Foundation and Cancer Research UK.

Since 2006 Emeralds & Ivy has helped raise over £4.5 million for vital Cancer Awareness Roadshow Units which tour the UK  to raise awareness.

This year’s ‘Atlantis’ themed-evening took guests on an underwater journey. Tropical fish decorated pillar tanks in the champagne reception. Drive brought their technical prowess to bear and created an immersive, projection-mapped environment. A 30 metre long projection screen was installed into the roof in the dining room transporting guests ‘under the ocean’.

World-class acts and bespoke performances from Ronan Keating, Steve Jones, hosts Christine Bleakley and Emma Willis and the legendary Boyzone were enjoyed by the guests throughout the evening.


Over £650,000 was raised for Cancer Research UK and The Marie Keating Foundation

“Drive’s attention to detail, creativity, and can-do attitude never fails to amaze. Drive’s theatrical and dramatic interpretation of our annual theme means that the event continues to feel fresh and exciting, impressing our VIP guests and the whole team at CRUK, and ensuring that we continue to raise both funds and awareness on this exceptional night.”

Jacqueline Ashton, Head of Special Events & Supporter Partnerships, Cancer Research UK