As we approach the month of November, I wanted to take a moment to update you on the latest developments in our ongoing efforts to make a difference through the Michael Josephson Charity Ball 2023, which will take place on the 11th of November at the Hilton Deansgate Manchester Hotel.
First and foremost, I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the wonderful individuals and organisations who have generously contributed to our cause. It is with great pleasure that I announce our Silent Auction has already raised an incredible £119,200 and continues to grow. This outstanding achievement would not have been possible without the extraordinary support of bidders like you. Your dedication and enthusiasm have truly made a difference, and we are profoundly grateful.
Furthermore, I would like to express our sincere appreciation to all the kind-hearted donors who have contributed to our Grand Auction. Thanks to the unwavering support from esteemed individuals, brands and organisations we have amassed an exciting selection of money-can’t-buy items and experiences. I must thank contributors including Dame Joanna Lumley, Sir Kenneth Branagh, Burberry, Paul Scholes (the Manchester United legend), Atlantis The Royal, The One & Only Mirage in Dubai, Sugar Beach Viceroy Resort in St Lucia, and the incredibly talented Scottish photographer, David Yarrow. Their generous contributions will undoubtedly add an additional touch of excitement and prestige to our upcoming event. However, stay posted to my social media channels! Because we are announcing more Grand Auction prizes on a regular basis!
As the big day approaches, let us remember the profound impact our collective efforts will have on those who need it most. With every pound raised, we will be able to support countless individuals and communities, offering them a lifeline and a brighter future. The beneficiary charities this year are Variety, the Children’s Charity, Mahdlo Youth Zone, The Rainbow Trust and The Anne Frank Trust. It is your unwavering commitment that drives our mission, and for that, we are eternally grateful.
I know I speak for everyone involved when I say how much we are looking forward to the evening at the Hilton Deansgate Manchester Hotel and finding new ways to make a positive, lasting change in the lives of those who rely on our support. Together, we can accomplish remarkable things.
Thank you once again for your outstanding generosity, dedication, and support. Your contributions are the backbone of our mission, and we truly could not do it without you. Still lots of work to do! But it’ll all be worth it.