Old Cranleighan Charity Ball 2007
The Old Cranleighan Charity Ball '07 - Madame Tussauds London Saturday 27th October 2007 7pm
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The Old Cranleighan Ball was held in Madame Tussauds London on 27th October 2007 with the Lowe Syndrome Trust, sponsored by BGC systems.
Guests were greeted with a taxi ride through the history of London to a champagne reception, surrounded by celebrities from Tara Palmer Tomkinson, the Beatles to Hollywood stars like Tom Cruise to the Royal Family. The partygoers were greeted by Old Cranleighan Society chairman Rick Johnson and broadcaster Eamonn Holmes who introduced the raffle, champagne diamond and "silent bid" system projected on screens. The reception was kindly sponsored by One World Bars and reported in OK! magazine.
The dinner was followed by the auction, champagne diamond with dancing to Heather Small and Charity Patron Tony Hadley. The School Headmaster also appeared, firstly to thank the old schoolboys, especially Rick Johnson, the committee and guests, who also made other appearance to restore order amongst the assembly.
The silent bid system was sponsored by Ignition UK and was manned by (untrained) volunteers, that combined with the free bar, resulted in some "data-entry" problems. The "Champagne diamond" was sponsored by E W Adams and Sons with the 50 glasses of champagne sponsored by One World Bars. The lucky winner won a real diamond worth over £5000!
The crowd joined in enthusiastically dancing and singing along to all of the hits of music Legends Heather Small and Tony Hadley. Eammon Holmes joined the stage to announce the lucky winner of the raffle, the champagne diamond and the silent bids.
To round off the excitement Tony was joined on stage by various ladies, and guests left the venue through the chamber of Horrors. After the ball, the party continued at the Albannach after show party in Trafalgar Square.
Little did the guests know that the public was only ushered out and all the tables, stage, soundchecks and frantic organisation was underway while they were arriving.
The Lowe Syndrome charity would like to thank everyone involved who volunteered their time, money and effort to stage the event and fundraise, with special thanks to Mr Karim Juma from BGC systems, Tony Ho from One World Bars....