Guests have an electric night at the Back to the Future ball

Over 200 guests attended Francis House’s annual fundraising ball at the Concorde Conference Centre

Guests at the Francis House Back to the Future Ball

Image: Cheshire Life. L-R Sarah Pittham, Amy Hartley, Nicola Fox, Clare Boyle, Lisa Kelly at 'We're Back... To The Future Ball.'

It was an evening of thrills and glamour as friends, supporters and staff of Francis House Children’s Hospice were transported back to an era of exciting time travel and enjoyed a Christmas ball at the Concorde Conference Centre, Manchester Airport raising an incredible £55,000 in profit for the hospice.

‘We’re Back… to the Future’ was the theme and over 200 guests were greeted to a stunning setting of an iconic DeLorean under the wings of Concorde, lit up with the Francis House 30th Anniversary logo.

The evening, hosted by TV’s Bargain Hunt presenter Charlie Ross, began with a dry ice and lights drinks reception and a three-course meal, followed by an exciting auction and the opportunity to bid on a number of superb auction prizes.

Lucy Thompson, events manager of Francis House said: “After our cancelled event of 2020 it was wonderful to be back in person with our fabulous supporters doing what we do best and raising money for the hospice.

“The atmosphere was electric, and the overwhelming support shown on the night will not be forgotten. We cannot wait to be back doing it all again next year.”

Lucy Thompson, Francis House Events Manager

Entertainment consisted of a group of ‘singing pilots’ descending the stairs of Concorde and the premier of the new Francis House fundraising film.

After dinner, the party band, Soul Brothers, performed an electric mix of Motown and modern hits, keeping the entertainment non-stop until the early hours of Saturday morning.

The ball generated more than £55,000 in profit to help the Didsbury-based hospice that is celebrating thirty years of caring for children and young people with life-limiting conditions and their families.

(All photos courtesy of Cheshire Life)

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