What an absolutely brilliant evening, all that planning and organising by the wonderful team at Garden House comes down to one night, a night that is nerve-wracking in the build up but I was full of confidence that we would have a success on our hands. The Garden House Hospice is a fabulous local charity that offers hospice care and support services to patients diagnosed with a terminal illness, and their families.
So we arrived for 6pm to be able to get into the barn to start setting up the pop-up studio area in a small stall close to the entrance. With room just enough for a 2m wide backdrop, everyone had to get up close and personal for their photos! Taking photos of guests as they arrived and during the evening, we raised a grand sum of £460 for the photos purchased on the night, and a whopping 90% of this was donated to the charity.
There was also a raffle and an auction hosted by Gareth Wesley, and which included Ian Poulter's signed polo shirt, Manchester United team signed framed print, 2 signed football shirts, a gorgeous pendant necklace, golf membership, a photo shoot (no not one of mine on this occasion), helicopter ride, and other fabulous prizes.
Lee Smith, Magician was amazing! He can turn hand-drawn £5 notes into real £5 notes in front of your eyes - I did ask if he could show me how to do that for £20 notes, but he just wouldn't give up his secrets!
Guests can also download further images with royalty-free personal use via the online gallery client access page (Access Code was provided to guests on the night), with 25% of the price being donated to Garden House. If you do not have the Access Code, please contact me, or Karen Rabjohn or Tina Fletcher. Thankyou
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Funds raised from the evening total in excess of £9,000!
"We want to extend a huge thank you to everyone who helped make the Twilight Ball such a success.The evening was sponsored by many local businesses and restaurants who gave raffle/auction prizes and donations. The generosity and support of the community and our guests has been overwhelming, raising over £9,000 for the charity" Tina Fletcher