Rainbow Hub’s Starlight Ball on Saturday 19th November raised over £63,000
The annual glitzy Starlight Ball, was a huge success for Rainbow Hub! With the help of our guests, we raised an amazing £63,000+.
The glitzy event, hosted by ITV Granada Reports presenter, Paul Crone, was supported by Preston North End Football Club and Wain Group and featured entertainment sponsored by Ainscough Metals Ltd from lead singer of Wet, Wet, Wet and past winner of The Voice, Kevin Simm; the fabulous Lytham, Preston and Chorley Rock Choir and mystery magic from award winning Zanda Magic.
Over 130 glamourous guests enjoyed a cocktail on arrival at The Villa, Wrea Green and later, a delicious three course meal. They took part in a silent auction where they tried to outbid other guests for fantastic prizes including luxury mini breaks, Peter Kay tickets, football tickets and stadium tours, hampers, beauty therapy vouchers and many more; whilst lucky winners won a variety of prizes in the raffle. The Rainbow Hub Prize Draw was won by Chloe Smyth from Churchtown, Southport who will be enjoying a fabulous break for six at the Puddleduck Lodge on White Cross Bay sponsored by Care Preference.
Dazzling prizes in the Live Auction included a Preston North End Executive Box for ten; a unique piece of artwork made by Nicole Walker (17), who has Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy and has attended Rainbow Hub for many years; a weekend at Howe Top, Bowness and 4 VIP tickets for the Let’s Rock Festival donated by Kevin Simm.
Lyndsay Fahey, Chief Executive, Rainbow Hub said, “We were absolutely thrilled with the success of the evening. There are so many people who have helped make this happen that we can’t name them all. But I would like to sincerely thank everyone, especially Paul Crone for hosting the event, our main supporters Preston North End Football Club and Wain Group and our fantastic fundraising team and staff at Rainbow Hub.”
She continued, “And to everyone who joined us for the evening, bid in the auctions and are helping us to continue to offer our much-needed services – thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We know things are difficult for everyone, so we really appreciate all the support.”