On Friday morning I went to visit my friend from school, Daniella Robinson who now runs her make up business from her home. I wanted to make sure that my make up for the Chief Constable’s Charity Ball would stand up to a full day, from the tech runs to the Charity Ball itself.
From there it was a dash over to the hair salon for an up-do 🙂
Then with hair and make-up complete it was time to drive in to Manchester for my sound check and rehearsal at the Hilton Hotel, which was Manchester’s first true Sky Scrapper.
The management of the technical aspects of the event were being handled by WRG with TechPro handling the audio/visual. It was fantastic to work with both companies who made me feel so welcome and helped me so much with the staging for my performance.
Following a quick snack and plenty of water it was time to get changed 🙂
Then down to the venue to wait for my cue. I was due on at 20:30 pm, I waited with Russell Lomas who was accompanying me on piano and as we entered the room I felt so excited. The audience was lovely and I ran through my 30 minute program and enjoyed every minute of it.
Then after we finished it was back up to the room to change into my “Miss Scarlett” dress for the remainder of the fund raising evening. The Greater Manchester Police Band had a great set and we danced along, although I wished I’d got my jive dress on.
The event was a tremendous success for the charities involved, Retrak and the Greater Manchester High Sheriff’s Trust. A special thank you needs to go to Tracie Carmody who had organised the whole event on behalf of Sir Peter Fahy, the Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police. There was a Cluedo game, raffle tickets, and a silent auction. The work that Sir Peter and Tracie do in raising money for these charities is amazing and I feel so lucky to be a small part of this event.