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 firstname.lastname@example.org