Lights, Camera, Action!! Yay, it was a sparkly, glamorous evening full of glitter and pizzazz!
Yes, Saturday night saw us donning our best clobber and become paparazzi for the night! Well actually I dressed up in sparkles and sequins, and Lee dressed in a more “paparazzi” like way – does he look the part?
All in aid of a very worthy cause! I’ve mentioned before about my friend Lynn’s charity, Their Future Today www.theirfuturetoday.com The amazing work she has done and the incredible difference it has made to the lives of the children and their families in Sri Lanka is quite simply phenomenal. Please take a moment to take a look at her website if you can.
Lynn organises a fundraising ball every year, which in itself is a huge task. Each year has a different theme and this year’s was, as you have no doubt gleaned, A Night at the Oscars.
The venue, Hampton Court House School, is absolutely stunning. To add to the authenticity of the occasion, a beautiful classic red car was lit up and parked outside the house for the evening. Forgive me, my knowledge of cars is extremely limited, so unfortunately I can’t recall the model. Shame on me! Suffice to say it was a breathtaking sight to behold!!
As the guests made their way through the double front doors, they were met with spotlights shining down upon them, with our cameras ready to “pap” them as they walked along the red carpet – a VIP grand entrance for all!
After a champagne reception and tasty hors d’oeuvres, it was time for a delicious dinner created by international chef Edson Lopez Junior.
As you can see, superstars lit up every table (literally!)
After dinner, Lynn’s moving speech and the slideshow of pictures showing some of the incredible work the charity does in Sri Lanka, along with heart-warming stories from the children, bought a tear to many an eye and truely brought home the importance of what the night was all about.
Folk were very generous in the auction, with so many amazing things to bid for, from luxury holidays to limited edition prints, all kindly donated, so every penny raised goes to the charity.
Then it was dancing til midnight to the fabulous band DAFT http://www.daftonline.co.uk/ – they really are a top notch band, and got everyone on their feet!
So a fantastic and very successful evening once again!
Ah indeed, you may have noticed. I have added a bit of an arty effect to some of the pics on here. Just because 😉