Rossendale Hospice’s ‘Cirque Magnifique’ ball was a spectacular affair showcasing aerial acts, fire eaters and stilt walkers, which was enjoyed by more than 270 guests who helped raise a magnificent £35,000!
The Special Events Committee, who organise the annual event, created some fabulous themed decorations from enormous popcorn boxes to huge lollipop and candyfloss creations. The guests were greeted at the Hilton Hotel, Manchester, with big top music and Alan Keegan, the voice of Old Trafford, who welcomed everyone as the Ring Master.
Channel 4, once again, filmed the evening to feature on the ‘Extreme Cake Makers’ series. A circus themed cake was made and donated by local lady Molly Robbins of Molly’s Creative Cakes, the daughter of comedian Ted Robbins. The cake was put into the auction, which caused a bidding war. The winning bid was £1,050 which was also matched by another guest and generated a total amount of £2100, which was phenomenal.
Other auction prizes ranged from Ski holidays raising £3,500 to an evening on the Royal Yacht Britannia with overnight stay at the Balmoral Hotel which four lucky winners bid £2,500.
The Hospice is truly grateful to the Special Events Committee who work so hard to make our flagship event such a huge success. They couldn’t have done it without the support of the guests and everyone who donated prizes including the fantastic sponsorship received from CFH Design, JJO, Robert Nicholas Steels, Michael Hall Consultants, Digital Next and Bev’s Party Balloons.
Thank you to our supporters who donated raffle prizes, please click here to see our thanks and acknowledgements.