On Friday 25th November we celebrated in style at our Black Tie & Heels Annual Ball which was held at the prestigious Hilton Hotel, Gateshead.  Over 300 guests arrived to a red carpet entrance into a glitzy champagne reception dressed in their most stunning outfits.

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As we wined and dined our guests with a delicious 3 course meal our superb hosts; North East Entertainer – Steve Walls and Metro Radio DJ – Brian Moore entertained our guests and revealed the charity’s new DVD.

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As guests enjoyed the celebrations in the room they were also having fun in the foyer with the chance to win a drink by playing darts and pitch & putt.

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The night continued on until 1.30am with guests showing us their best dance moves as local band – Audio Cover performed some classic songs.

A surprise guest appearance on stage was local vocalist and charity Executive – Jane Long. Guests then danced the night away with DJ Darren from Electric Nite Entertainments.

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Thanks to all our generous guests who helped us raise a phenomenal £38,470 which beats last years total by well over 17k. A special thank you went to Rachel Ord and her staff from Barclays and Roy Watson from Barclaycard who supplied us with volunteers and matched our total amount raised taking it to a whopping £68,470 on the night!!

Next years event will be even bigger and better so book the date in your diary (Friday 1st December 2017) for this unmissable night.

Thank you to our sponsors Irwin Mitchell Solicitors, Stanley Travel, Avoca CE and Cummings Architects. Thank you to The Hilton Gateshead & Staff, to our hosts Steve Walls & Brian Moore, Audio Cover and Electric Nite Entertainment. Also thank you to all our volunteers who helped on the night and to all businesses who donated prizes.