Friday, 13 December 2013

Snowman Spectacular

Last Saturday evening we went to a charity ball, called The Snowman Spectacular. It was in aid of a children's hospice in Brighton, Chestnut Tree House. The company that Number Two Son works for, E3, was organising it and Alexander had played a large part in the organisation; during the evening he was on duty and delivering the special effects, so we didn't see a great deal of him. 

We had a wonderful evening as did the charity, since over £250,000 was raised during the event. There was entertainment from  students from the local theatre school; a gospel choir who had reached the semi-finals of Britain's Got Talent, Gospel Incognito; a function band called Back in the Day; and a well known British DJ, Pat Sharp. It was a real family affair for us as Number One Son does all the technical wizardry for Back in the Day, so we saw him very briefly too. And two of the members of the band are very old friends of our sons, so it was good to see them in action too.
Alexander and John at the beginning of the evening.

Christopher and I all spivved up. A bit of a weird picture of me, but Christopher looks very dashing.

The tables and chairs were all dressed in white.

The food was excellent.

Number One Son looking in the right direction; Christopher seems to be more interested in the menu!

Gospel Incognito

During the singing of Walking in the Air we had real snow. Very exciting!

A flying snowman.
A view from the balcony as we were leaving at about 12.45. The dance floor was still heaving whilst Back in the Day were playing. Don't the tables look pretty?


Diane-crewe said...

looks like a wonderful evening .. and how wonderful that you and your sons could all be there xx ... even if you did not see that much of them!! lol x

Tanya said...

And what a nice couple you are! Glad you had a good time!

Nina said...

It's nice to have a reason to dress up and go out once in awhile. And to get to spend it together as a family certainly was extra special. I love the snow! Thanks for sharing the pictures.

Kay said...

Woweeee! That is a really gala event. You all looked great all spiffied up. What a lot of fun for a worthwhile event!

Alex Ryan said...

What a lovely write up, thanks Madré! I was so glad you and Pops came along, you both looked magnificent! xxx