MERSEYSIDE fundraising supremos Mandy Molby and Claire Gallagher hosted their annual Ambassadors Ball at the weekend (Saturday, 17th November) at Thornton Hall Hotel, to raise funds for various local good causes.
The glamorous black tie Ball, supported by Durastic Flooring, Integral, The Festive Decorators, Luxury Leisure Travel and Radio City’s Cash for Kids, was hosted by Radio City’s Peter Price. Over 350 Guests were welcomed with a Champagne Reception, followed by a sumptuous four course dinner.
Entertainment included performances from the sensational dance troop Boogie Storm, Marc Kenny, comedian Josh Daniels and a fantastic set from Marcus Collins. To round the night off legendary DJ Charlie C kept the music flowing with a selection of floor fillers until the early hours. The highlight of the night was an impromptu performance of Rappers Delight by Liverpool legend John Barnes.
The event raised over £130,000 for the nominated charities and The Ambassadors are delighted that the event is set to fund various local projects.
Celebrated artist Mackenzie Thorpe donated 15 limited edition prints, the sale of which raised £28,000 and will be partially used to fund a party for 1,500 children.
Pete Price showcased his exceptional auctioneering skills, ably assisted by Jan Molby, with some amazing auction prizes including:- VIP tickets for Olly Murs, A meet and greet with Alfie Boe, Tickets to the UEFA Champions League final. Hospitality tickets for Paul McCartney. Also up for grabs were holidays in the Maldives, Caribbean and La Manga.
Mandy Molby, Ambassador, said “The generosity of the guests, sponsors and prize donators has been absolutely overwhelming tonight and we genuinely do not have enough words of thanks for those who have supported us. The hard work and kindness shown tonight will ensure that we can continue our work improving the lives of those who are vulnerable, less fortunate, or in need”.