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Charity Hollywood Ball celebrates some of its own stars and raises thousands

Guests at cerebral palsy charity Stick ‘n’ Step’s Hollywood Ball ‘put on the Ritz’ and generously donated almost £8000 for the charity on Friday night (9 September) at the Grosvenor Hotel in Chester. The event, which was designed to celebrate the success of the children who benefit from the centre, was attended by some very special VIPs who told the other guests about how Stick ‘n’ Step has helped them.

Heidi Waite and her mum, along with George Shaw and his father were the real stars of the show when they came on stage with their stories. Guests were able to see and hear first-hand how valuable and life-changing the work is to the children who go to Stick ‘n’ Step.

Right from the start of the evening it was Hollywood glamour all the way. From the red carpet arrival, Vegas showgirls and champagne welcome, right through to the musical entertainment and luxurious auction and raffle prizes on offer, guests were able to relax, eat, drink, dance – and of course raise money for Stick ‘n’ Step.

Commented Sarah Smithson, Operations Manager at Stick ‘n’ Step: “The Ball is one of our most important annual events. Not only does it make a considerable contribution to our running costs, but it’s also an opportunity to really celebrate the work we do with our children and the difference it makes to them and their families. The Grosvenor was the ideal setting for our glitzy, Hollywood-style event. We are so pleased with the evening’s success and want to thank all our supporters, who make so much of what we do possible.”

Other special guests on the night included the charity’s two newest Ambassadors, Neil Lofthouse and Lily Kendall. Lily was so impressed with her time on stage with George compering the raffle that she bid and won the very special Sky Sports Soccer AM experience for him.

Stick ‘n’ Step provides support services to children with cerebral palsy and their families. The charity works with over 70 children, allowing the children to gain the skills they need to live independent lives through conductive education sessions. The specialist sessions are provided free of charge to the families by Stick ‘n’ Step.

For more information about Stick ‘n’ Step and how you can help, visit or call 0151 638 0888.

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