Celebrate Good Times! September 20, 2016 13:17

Picture the scene, a majestic ballroom glittering in the candlelight and tables set with shining ctandelabra and scattered with twinkling gems. Add to that a good pinch of glamorous guests, a fantastic live band, fabulous food and flowing bubbly, and you have the perfect recipe for a wonderful night of celebration!

Friday 17th June 2016 marked a very special occasion for Charlie's Gift, with a black tie Anniversary Ball being held to mark the 5th Birthday of our charity which began fundraising for local disadvantaged children in 2011.

The evening hosted by the Trustees of Charlie's Gift at the stunning Pendley Manor hotel in Hertfordshire, began with a welcome speech by our Chair of Trustees, Kyle McClelland. This was then followed by a delicious three course meal and a grand raffle draw. All of course washed down with plenty of wine and fizz!

With everyone pleasantly full from dinner, the fantastic 'Carnegies' band struck up with a brilliant range of dance-floor fillers from Coldplay through to Roxy Music. With music to suit all tastes, it wasn't long before the dance floor was bursting at the seams!

The amazing evening culminated in the drawing of a silent auction, with a range of fantastic prizes being bid on by some very generous guests. Top auction lots included exclusive tickets to the X Factor live final and a once in a lifetime Strictly Come Dancing audience member experience. The Auction was a huge hit with guests and together with Ball ticket sales and donations, it resulted in us raising over £14,000 for our charity!

The Trustees of Charlie's Gift would like to thank everyone who contributed in some way towards making the event such a resounding success, from taking a table at the Ball with friends, to helping with preparations in the run-up.

We look forward to sharing many more anniversary birthday celebrations with you!