Greater Manchester Chief Constable’s Charity Ball

May 17, 2015 — 55 Comments

I am thrilled to share with you that at the start of the summer break on the 3rd of July I have been invited to sing at the Greater Manchester Chief Constable’s Charity Ball to be held at the Hilton hotel in Manchester. This year the theme for the evening is based on the board game “Cluedo” and those of you familiar with the game will guess that I just had to be Miss Scarlett.

The event supports two fabulous charities. The first is Retrak, a charity that that works to help street children in Africa. It provides assistance to enhance their education, improve their life chances and where possible help them to find their families. I was amazed to read that in Uganda for instance over 50% of the country’s population is under the age 14 with over 6,000 children living homeless on the streets of the country’s capital city Kampala.

The second charity is the Greater Manchester High Sheriff’s Police Trust which is a charity that supports the local community and helps to fund projects whose aims are to improve the lives of those people living in disadvantaged communities within Greater Manchester. In supporting these worthwhile projects it focuses on ways to make a difference to the lives of those people affected by crime and the causes of crime.

I believe that the ball has been sold out so fingers crossed it will be a successful evening for the event organiser Tracie Carmody who puts so much of her time and energy into making this evening one to remember for those that attend. Last year they raised over £ 40,000.00 and I do hope that this year they can better that

Part of the fundraising for the evening will be a charity auction and I know that they are hoping that those who may not be able to attend but still wish to contribute can help out by donating prizes for the raffle or items suitable to be auctioned off.  If you want to help out in this way you can contact Tracie at


55 responses to Greater Manchester Chief Constable’s Charity Ball

    Peter Alexander May 17, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    Congratulations, Charlotte! This sounds like a great honor. And aren’t you a natural for Miss Scarlett!


      Thank you Peter, a Cluedo type opera would be great fun to put together, I could even do the karate moves myself, Miss Charlotte in the ballroom, with the nunchakus 😄.
      Best wishes


    That’s great! Congratulations, Scarlett! Oops, sorry, I mean “Charlotte”.


    Congrat’s Charlotte, it’s nice and great ! Do you think that can offer some art pieces for the raffle or to be auctioned off ?


    Congratulations, Miss Scarlett! Have a ball at the Ball.


      I love summer balls, it should be great fun after all my end of year 3 work at the conservatoire, I’ve been practising and learning words all weekend, wish I had one of those photographic memories you read about ☺️.
      Best wishes


    What a wonderful opportunity and honor, Charlotte. Will you wear a bright red ball gown?


      I don’t want to give anything away but it’s the first outing of a stunning dress 😀. It was an honour to be asked.
      Best wishes


        Well, you’d better post pictures and maybe a video of your performance??? Please?


        I’ll have to see if I can record a song at the rehearsal, I’m sure there’ll be no recording of the evening but I think there may be photographs. I appreciate that you’d like to hear me 😊.
        All the best

    Tracie Carmody May 17, 2015 at 9:53 pm

    Oh WOW Charlotte lovely to see you as Miss Scarlett 😀 Sir Peter and I are both so pleased you agreed to sing at this fundraiser, particularly with your hectic schedule. You will look stunning, will sing like an angel and I believe everyone will love you. Thank you for sharing and letting everyone know about the charities. If anyone can help with a donation I can promise it will be gratefully received. Only 6 weeks Friday yayy xx


    Best wishes for you Charlotte and may the Lord bless your performance.


    It is great! You are invited to do good causes. Congratulations!


    What an honour and such a great theme! You will be smashing as Miss Scarlett– I will look forward to the pictures. Break a leg, you very talented girl! 😀


    Hi Charlotte, sounds like great fun. Working for charity is always wonderful, I work for a similar charity here in Cape Town, called Help the Rural Child, for which our shops (I run a bookshop for them) hope to make just over 2 million rand this financial year. We support the Goedgedagt trust, which runs a project call P.O.P. (Path out of poverty). The problem you have noted in Uganda is general to Africa, there are other problems, too, such as rampant aids, though this is now getting better, and a huge amount of one parent, or no parent families, quite often the women are the only parent, and have to work and look after the children. Often the Grand parents look after a few families children during the day. Men are often migrant workers, working in other countries, and often have a family in the other country as well. In South Africa, many eldest children, are looking after their siblings on their own, as both parents have died young, thus we too have many street children. Best wishes and blessings, Charles.


    Wonderful that it is for charity! 🙂

    ~ ~


    That is wonderful that you are part of this charity. Have fun at the ball. Xo


    Congratulations, Charlotte! How wonderful to be singing in support of such a splendid work of charity. All the best!

    Best regards,



    Excited! Congratulations my dear Charlotte!


    Seems like on your breaks you rarely take breaks! LOL. You are always a busy gal, but it sounds like great fun!


    Wonderful, have a ball of a time! 😉 Great work and congratulations, Charlotte… All the best!


    Congrats! An opportunity for stunning ball gowns!


    This is a wonderful piece of news! I hope you enjoy yourself there and get to dance too. Best wishes, Clare x


    Clever, and I love the “token” you in red.


    I sure you will do them proud. These are good charities, and close to one of my favourite ones, CAMFED, which is for the education of girls in Africa.


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