We did it again… for the third year running we raised a magnificent sum for Pancreatic Cancer UK so far this year we have raised a staggering £5387.43p equating to just under £18,000 during the last 3 years and with more monies pledged it could be bring the grand total to £20,000. The ‘Inspiration Suite’ at the Village Hotel in Ashton made everything Purple and the room looked stunning and over 180 guests enjoyed a champagne reception. Steve Mancini entertained the guests in the shadow of the Purple Ball of Hope Memory Tree containing an array of plum, amethyst, violet and purple butterflies each one lovingly holding remembrance messages of past loved ones.
Our old friend Mr Paul Crone hosted the event and while the champagne flowed and the meals were served the dinner entertainment provided by X Factor contestant Rick Moorhouse was a pleasant interlude before the serious bidding got underway.
Donations were in abundance again this year and the ‘Dirty Dancing’ tickets caused massive excitement in the room. The tombola (new this year) was a terrific success and will be back bigger and better next year!
One of the highlights of the evening was the after dinner entertainment provided by Headline act ‘The Jersey Guys’ who wowed the guests with a variety of ‘4 Seasons Covers and the top songs from the hit musical ‘Grease’ finishing off with the customary disco by Dave ‘double Decks’ Bradley until we all retired after a fantastic evening raising money for such a good cause.