I attended the Dream Another Dream Charity Ball on Friday 25th November 2011. It was a lovely evening full of entertainment, great company and good food all in the name of a wonderful cause. When You Wish Upon a Star charity which makes dreams come true for sick children. They organise various trips dependant upon what the individual child and family needs are. It could be anything from DisneyLand to a meeting their favourite celebrity. They have been in operation since 1990 and have granted over 14,000 wishes without government support. So fundraising events like these are very important to help grant more wishes each day. 
The Ball was as I said before was lovely. Alison Hammond was the host for the night and she is just as lovely in person as on TV. Her laugh is amazing. The Arjana dancers opened up the nights entertainment and now  I feel like I need to learn their belly dancing skills. They gave a good performance. They were followed by the Derby Rock Choir whose appearance was their 1st together as they have only been together for 9 weeks. They did very well. 
Next up was comedian Charlie Hale. From the word go he took set on me. How unfortunate it was for me to be sat virtually at the front. Intermittently throughout his set he kept telling me you cracked it. A few on my table were “picked on” but he was so hilarious. When he did the raffle he gave a running commentary on everyone that got up. One guy was referred to as the Halifax man.
He was followed by a very talented singer called Lucy Spraggan who sang a mash up of songs including her very own about Facebook. Her song Tea and Toast was quite a sad but happy song. She sang for about ten minutes even though she had a really bad sore throat and still sounded really good. Entertainment for the night ended with Shar Musiq who was a little nervous but that was okay because she has a beautiful voice and sang beautifully. She definitely has the potential to have a lovely future career. 
The Ball also had an auction for signed memorabilia such a signed boxing glove by Nigel Benn, signed JLS disc poster and a Manchester United football signed by the whole team. Even better as mentioned before was the raffle. The prizes were amazing. On offer was Debenhams personal shopper experience, paint-balling day, restaurant vouchers, wine and more. Yay me I won a £60 voucher for the Clink Spa which entitles me to a full body massage. I cannot wait to claim my prize and will surely share my experience in a later post.
In all the night raised about £600 for the When You Wish Upon Star charity. It was the first event arranged by Leanne Burke of The Leanne Burke Show, who is also the author of the book The Fight of My Life. Check out the video below that shows highlights of the events.