The Rainbow Hub 20th Anniversary Ball on Saturday 13 November raised £ 70,000 and celebrated the work of the Lancashire-based charity which supports children and young people with neurological and physical disabilities.
The glitzy event, hosted by comedian, Britain’s Got Talent finalist and local star Steve Royle was supported by Preston North End Football Club and Premex + and featured entertainment by The Voice UK nominee Andy Otley and the fabulous Lytham, Preston and Chorley Rock Chorale.
Over 160 glamorous guests enjoyed a cocktail upon arrival at Villa Wrea Green and later a delicious three-course meal. They took part in a silent auction where they tried to outbid other guests for fantastic prices, including jewelry, luxury mini-breaks, and football tickets, among other items and experiences; while the lucky winners took home various prizes in the raffle. The Rainbow Hub prize draw was won by Josh Norgate, a longtime Access 4 Lofts supporter, who won a £ 500 voucher for Moor Hall, the award-winning restaurant with two Michelin stars and five AA rosettes – what a treat he has in store! This prize was generously offered by STAS Trailers.
Dazzling live auction prices included a gorgeous rose gold Boodles pendant / necklace; Preston North End Executive Box for ten people; a set of two unique works of art by the children of the Rainbow Hub nursery and a work by Clare Wright in liquid glass on aluminum entitled “Sculpted Art”.
Lyndsay Fahey, Managing Director of Rainbow Hub, said: “We were absolutely delighted to see everyone – it was just wonderful to be able to get together again and the evening was a huge success. There are so many people who helped make this happen that we can’t name them all. But I want to sincerely thank them, especially Steve Royle for organizing the event; our main supporters Preston North End Football Club; Premex +; the Holroyd Foundation and our fantastic fundraising team and Rainbow Hub staff.
She continued, “And to everyone who joined us for the evening, are bidding on auctions and helping us continue to offer our much-needed services – thank you from the bottom of my heart. The past eighteen months have been difficult for all of us, but we are delighted to be back with live events and look forward to the future and our 21st birthday next year.
Anyone wishing to know more about the work of the association, or to support it, can visit
www.rainbowhub.org or follow them on facebook.com/rainbowhubnw and twitter.com/rainbowhubnw