Bridget Jones Premier Gives Charity Boost

Marion Deakin, Sue McCormack & Julie Johnson
ALMOST 150 local ladies, and a few brave men including X Factor’s Marcus Collins, took to the red carpet at the Odeon Cinema Liverpool One for the eagerly awaited Bridget Jones’ Baby at a charity screening lunch in aid of Radio City’s Cash for Kids. The event saw Bridget’s loyal fans treated to a drink on arrival and a bag of popcorn before taking their seats to be the first in the region to see the movie. After the movie guests made their way to the Hilton Hotel, Liverpool One, where they were welcomed with an arrival drink before enjoying a three course lunch with entertainment from Victoria Sharpe, who performed a rousing rendition of ‘All by myself’ from the original soundtrack. The event was organised by Carolyn Hughes, CHPR, in association with Radio City’s Cash for Kids and supported by Barclays. Carolyn Hughes said: “We feel that we have been with Bridget throughout her life, so it seemed only right that we should all be here to support her at this stage of her life as well.  She might have grown up a little and become a parent, but her charm and vulnerability is still there, along with the humour.  It is a great way to watch the movie and raise much needed funds for Radio City’s Cash for Kids”.