Monday, 12 November 2012

Jacob's Moonlight Ball 2012

What an amazing fundraising night at the Hilton Hotel in Manchester for the JUMP Children's Charity!

Jacob's Moonlight Ball organised by McCarthy Recruitment and Flexible Meeting Space was an event that was focused on raising funds and a greater awareness our special cause and the  work we do to capture unique and special memories for children with life limiting health conditions.

Our Team were all present in their formal wear looking stunning! Not a JUMP 'T' Shirt in sight!
Also attending was Beth Copeland and her family who have benefited from JUMP services and it was a great privilege to have them there with us

It was a wonderful way to celebrate our work and to raise funds. From the moment that the event started in the Cloud 23 Bar with JUMP Team representatives speaking with Gordan Taylor CEO of the Professional Footballers Association who provided sponsorship for the event and Sir Alex Ferguson who kindly gave his time to attend, to the end of a great and successful night at 1am

The night was packed with entertainment some of which was provided by our Patrons Carley Stenson and Pete Pinnington and also with fun ways to give to JUMP with an amazing auction by iPad Managed by Ian "Roycey" Royce from X Factor fame. In addition there were incredible raffle prizes donated by various businesses and companies and in particular The House of Fraser who were incredibly supportive
Without a doubt this has been the biggest and best fund raiser for our Charity and we hope that we can persuade our wonderful Patron Kate McCarthy and her Team to work on another Ball in 2013.

It was an incredible feeling for me as one of the original founders and Chairperson of JUMP to be able to be part of such a large event in aid of our Charity and it made me feel so proud of everyone that has been part of JUMP during the last 8 years. In particular I would highlight the film made by Cristina Garlington from the Reel Business, included many stunning photographs by Kate Bannister our photographer from KC Imaging who has been dedicated to JUMP since I spoke with her by chance on the phone about our Charity several years ago. A very moving and real tribute to the children we have worked with

Thank you to everyone -  who made the Ball possible from the event organisers to the Hotel, to people who purchased tickets or donated and of course to our wonderful JUMP Team who continued to deliver unique and special memories for children with life limiting health conditions during the planning and preparation of such a special event

Christine Bentham

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