Last year the Purple Ball of Hope raised over £6,000 and who would have thought we could have topped it again but we did. Thanks to YOU.  This year we raised a staggering £6065.69 with more monies pledged and there was over 160 guests in attendance at the Village Hotel in Ashton making everything Purple.

The evening went off with a bang with our MC for the evening Paul Crone and while the champagne flowed and the meals were served the dinner entertainment provided by Vince Hughes was a pleasant interlude before the serious bidding got underway.

Donations were in abundance and topping the auction prizes was a 3-night full board Horse Riding Experience for 2 in the heart of Spain donated by Cortijo Uribe and won by AsOne Design. The Take That tickets from the golden envelopes was acquired by a delighted Michelle Manson, proprietor of Fairy Sparkle Ltd.

Video tributes from Edwina Curry and Coleen Nolan followed highlighting the need for the precious campaign funds. One of the highlights of the evening was the after dinner entertainment provided by the Totally Take That Tribute Band with lead singer Dan Hadfield aka Gary Barlow who wowed the guests with a variety of ‘Take That’ top hits. The fantastic evening was concluded by the DJ Dave ‘Double Decks’ Bradley who had everyone on their feet before the events of the inspirational evening came to a close at 1pm.

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