IT was an English Garden Party fit for the glamourous ladies of Liverpool, hosted in the brand-new event space at Allerton Manor, The Hay Loft, in aid of Radio City’s Cash for Kids. Guests were greeted with a glass of Summer Pimms cocktail as they got selfie-ready in front of a flower wall of peonies and roses. Dressed in their summer finery, ladies gathered in the beautiful new space- it’s original beams adorned with garlands of English flowers overhead, whilst quirky centre pieces featured vintage tea pots overflowing with bright posies and even a garden rake strewn with colourful blooms. Guests including Cash for Kids ambassadors Mandy Molby, Claire Gallagher and Trudi Brooks, enjoyed a delicious 3 course meal as they were entertained by local singing sensation Claire Sophia. The new event space enjoyed its first outing during the event, which raised money for Radio City’s Cash for Kids, in aid of Incubabies. Incubabies is a new charity raising money to fund a new extension of the neo-natal intensive care unit at Arrowe Park Hospital, Wirral, and has been passionately supported by the charity’s prolific fundraisers. Lia Kennedy, Sales & Marketing Manager at Allerton Manor said ‘it has been a real honour to not only reveal our brand-new event space to such a fabulous gathering of ladies, but to do so supporting such a fantastic cause. We have tried to create a venue which celebrates the original features of the building whilst adding plenty of modern style, making it the perfect place for a celebration of any kind!’. Emmerdale’s Gillian Kearney and blogger and model Jade Ainsworth watched on as the Met Quarter’s latest fashion import, Smudge Boutique, showcased their newest trends for the holiday season as models strutted their stuff in the most up to date summer fashions. Guests were treated to goodie bags jam-packed with treats including VIP tickets to The British Style Collective that took place across the city last weekend, and a miniature bottle of Liverpool Gin. The afternoon, hosted by Radio City’s Claire Simmo, culminated with a delicious array of cream scones and afternoon tea fancies, served on stylish stands, which were soon devoured and washed down with plenty of prosecco. The ladies enjoyed the warm weather on the venue’s brand new terrace, and shopped til they dropped in the pop up retail lounge, as the afternoon continued late into the evening, with some taking the party into Allerton Manor’s restaurant, The Old Stables, until midnight. You can see pictures from the event here.