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Charity Ball at The Gild Hall Formby raises over £4500 for Ormskirk Neonatal Unit

Thank you so much to everyone who came to the Charity Ball on Saturday 13th October at The Gild Hall Formby for Ormskirk Neonatal Unit. Opening the night was 5 year old Theo Graham, who attends Trinity St Peter's CofE Primary School, this a cause very close to his heart after he was born 10 weeks premature in October 2012 weighing 2lbs 8oz and spent 10 weeks on the fantastic Neonatal Unit. Theo is involved with all fundraising events and has been from a very early age. Theo sang in Spanish, explained why we fundraise, and then the highlight was Theo invited all the men in the room to join him at the front to "Floss" with him. Thankyou to all the good sports.

5 year old Theo Graham

Guests were then entertained by 13 year old Amelia Poggenpoel who attends Formby High School. Amelia spent a year in London performing in Andrew Lloyd Webber's School of Rock, an extremely talented young lady, and we thank her very much for performing.

Theo and Amelia

Local band, Captains of Industry, played 2 sets for us during the night and had all the guests up dancing. There was a raffle and an auction with fantastic prizes on offer, thankyou to local businesses for your donations and support, and well done to all our winners. Thank you to John & Julia Nelson for running the night so perfectly, The Lunch Hour for the catering, Parties For You, The Gild Hall, and our helpers on the evening. We raised £4515.00 for Ormskirk Neonatal Unit which will go towards upgrading pieces of equipment vitally needed.

Thankyou to local photographer John Howard from Formby Photographer.Com, and also to Cariactures by Izzy . Save the date for the next fundraising event- Friday 3rd May 2019, John Nelson's Blind Wine Tasting Night at The Gild Hall All details will be released on the Facebook page "Neonatal Unit Ormskirk Fundraiser"

Theo with organisers Emma and Sam and some of the Neonatal Nurses

Some of the nights guests

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