The Rainbow House New York Ball held at The Villa, Wrea Green on 17th November

raised over £50,000 for the Mawdesley based charity supporting children and young

people with physical and neurological disabilities.


After being welcomed by the New York Showgirls and entertained by Will Pike

during the drinks reception, 200 guests sat down to a three course dinner with

entertainment by Dance with Passion.

After dinner the highlight of the evening, Soul Story, a fabulous group from America,

delighted the audience before everyone took to the floor to dance the night away.

During the evening Rainbow House launched a new DVD, made by Sam Budd, which

captures the work they do and the benefits to the children, young people and their

families who use the services provided at Rainbow House.


An auction also took place with some fantastic prizes including a Preston North End

executive box for ten people; a couture hair cut by celebrity hairdresser Lee Stafford at his

home in London, a money cannot buy skincare package with Sharon Hilditch MBE at Crystal

Clear in Liverpool and a beautiful piece of artwork made by the children at Rainbow House

proved extremely popular. Whilst one lucky guest, Helen Speirs from South Wales won a

necklace, ring and earrings in the Diamond Draw.


Prizes in an interactive silent auction, where guests could bid on iPads on the tables,

included pantomime tickets, football packages and signed shirts, children’s toys, hotel

and glamping packages and a three day fitness retreat.


The event was supported by Ward and Burke and Preston North End.

Ward and Burke, said: “‘Rainbow House deliver outstanding services to the local community

and we are honoured to be in support of this charity for a third year. It’s an organisation we

hold dearly’”

Preston North End, said, “Preston North End is proud to continue its association with

Rainbow House. We were delighted to support this fantastic evening and we know that the

incredible amount raised will continue to help these children who desperately need our


Ben Blackman, Chief Executive, Rainbow House said. “Our thanks go to Ward & Burke and

Preston North End for their fantastic support and to Nicola Parkinson for organising the event,

together with the entertainers, photographer Gareth Edwards, Ambrose Hire, Barclays, Santander

and everyone who has donated prizes and their time to make the evening so successful but

especially to all the guests for helping raise such a fantastic amount.”

Photography by Gareth Edwards Photography Tel: 07729771432   who donated their services for the night to the charity.

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