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The CHICKS 25th Anniversary Ball took place at The Waldorf Hilton Hotel in London. We are so pleased to announce that the evening raised an amazing £36,000.
It was a wonderful evening of glitz and glamour with over 200 guests enjoying a champagne reception in the Palm Court suite followed by a sumptuous three course dinner.
The night, hosted by Ed Giddins got off to a great start with a game of Heads and Tails followed by some inspirational words about the children CHICKS supports from our CEO Robert Gofton. There was also the chance to bid in the silent auction with some wonderful lots up for grabs including a holiday to Bali. The evening of fundraising came to a head with an exciting live auction which included some amazing prizes. Most popular on the evening were tickets to see our Patron Jennifer Saunders in her new play Lady Windermere’s Fan, dinner for four with our patron David Gower and an amazing painting of the London Skyline. Painted on the evening by artist Ben Moseley it raised a whopping £7000!
The evening ended with live entertainment from X-Factors Jack and Joel, up and coming singer songwriter El-tee and friends of CHICKS MDLTN playing some classic covers to get people on their feet and ready for the DJ to take them into the small hours of the morning.
We'd like to say a huge thank you to everyone who came along on the night and made the evening so special, and to everyone who made it possible, including our sponsor Schillings, Ed Giddins our compare and Impact Light and Sound and to everyone who donated auction prizes on the evening. We rely on generous donations in order to provide our vital respite breaks, and events like this help us to make a huge difference.