A COUPLE from Formby have raised a glittering £33,200 from their spectacular Hollywood themed ball for Rainbow Hub, a charity supporting children and young people with physical and neurological disabilities from across the North West.
Lisa and Paul Maddison, whose daughter Katie, 15, has attended conductive education at Rainbow Hub in Mawdesley for the past 14 years, were not able to go ahead with their annual event last year due to the pandemic.
They made up for it this year with the event held in the Ambassador Suite at Formby Hall Golf Resort and Spa on September 18.
Guests enjoyed a four course dinner; live entertainment from The Wickermen; a raffle; live auction and one lucky guest won a diamond jewellery set donated by HSBC.
The highlight of the evening was a captivating dance routine, specifically created for the event by talented choreographer Emma Lippitt and performed by ‘The Hollywood Hotties’ who were actually 17 courageous guests, none of whom are professionals, who gave up their own time to rehearse their moves
Lisa Maddison said: “We had a fabulous evening – it was so good to be back and see everyone. Special thanks to Luke Martin of TFS Group for his continued support; Emma for her choreography and training; the brave Hollywood Hotties; HSBC, all of our sponsors and our guests.”
Lyndsay Fahey, chief executive of Rainbow Hub added: “We are delighted with the amazing sum that Lisa and Paul have raised.
“Their annual ball is always very special but this has exceeded all expectations.
“We cannot thank them and everyone who has supported the event enough – it means so much to all the children and team at Rainbow Hub – without help from people like Lisa, Paul, Luke and all the wonderful companies and guests, we would not be able to continue to offer the therapies that are so important to the children we support.”