Blog Category: Fundraising
‘Oh what a night’ as the great Frankie Vallie sang. Our Roaring Twenties Autumn Ball 2018, was a great success, fun, laughter and lots of dancing.
The guests were dressed in the spirit of the twenties, glamorous dresses, pearls and boas, feathers in the hair, gangster suits and machine guns at the ready, all ready for the razzle-dazzle of the evening.
Rob Falcon our MC and entertainment for the evening swiftly gathered us into the ballroom, and after a swift game of heads and tails.
Our speaker for the evening Stuart Kenyon gave a heartfelt passionate talk.
A delicious three-course meal was served by a host of friendly efficient staff, at the same time Rob travelled around the tables and creating balloon art, telling jokes and chatting to all.
The entertainment then went into full swing, James Pelham, Richard Jackson & Carly Ryan gave brilliant performances, (all on the spectrum), the audience
The evening changed dramatically, Rob got everyone up and dancing without anyone realising what was happening, one minute standing by our tables, then the conga, then on the dancefloor, as Rob had changed into a dramatic Kylie outfit standing on a chair with the audience applauding.
The joy was to see our Hub members joining in laughing and enjoying the whole experience. (The Hub members came for free)
Once again Mungo Gilchrist the photographer for the evening gave his time for free and took magnificent photographs, all available to download for free from his website. You can also find him on Facebook.
The raffle and auction raised over £2,000 in the evening!Read this blog
The vast array of delicious cakes made and donated by Elaine Heron, Hillary Smith and Margaret Ho, beautifully displayed and delicious to eat, we were drinking tea from delicate china cups and saucers (Maria took months collecting) it all enhanced a memorable afternoon.
We all enjoyed ourselves and happily donated, raising £180.00.
Well done Maria!
The Ainsdale Show, what a day!! Terrible winds, we struggled putting up the gazebo, but with the help of Graham and Les (the show volunteers) we had it all sorted for the start of the days activities.
We had a great day, all the tombola and lucky dip prizes went, we met a lot of lovely people.
At the end of of the day, when packing up, the wind sent a final message, whipped up our gazebo, twisted it and sadly it is no more. Fundraising for a new one next year.
Looking forward to Ainsdale show 2017Read this blog
We had our stall at the Bury Lions Carnival today, it was a pity about the weather, raining most of the day. The stall holders and the Carnival parade spend a lot of time preparing, but the rain did not dampen our spirits.
On the bright side we had the opportunity to meet the Mayor, we even exchanged twitter addresses.
Carly had a great reception singing. We had a good day networking. Looking forward next year.Read this blog