A Superb Event and Evening had by all at our Ice Ball 2015

Posted by Anne-Marie on December 3, 2015

Saturday 28th November was a very special evening in the Get A-Head Annual Calendar.

Here’s a short video of the event for you to relive the evening!

Over 400 guests arrived for this year’s Ice Ball looking glamorous and handsome as always in their finest evening dress.  They were welcomed to the evening held at the Hilton Metropole with a drinks reception supplied by Purity Brewing Co and Paul Roberts Wines.

After the welcome reception, guests were shown through to the magnificent Monarch Suite, looking superb as ever, oozing with class, glamour and sparkle.  The room was beautifully dressed, with glass chairs and gorgeous centre pieces and a fabulous LED dance floor, all fabulously organised by Lemon Zest Events.CU6jDjyWoAEVy-C

Guests were welcomed into the room by the wonderful Detroit Soul Brand, who had the majority of guests on their feet throughout their three courses.  Then we had the hilarious Kevin Orkian, who wowed the crowd with his unique comedy performance and even teased Trustee John Watkinson. The evening was jam-packed full of entertainment, which was expertly compared by the fantastic Mike Osman, who was outstanding and really knows how to bring a sense of fun to an event.

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Tom Bromwich, Chairman of Get A-Head, thanked all guests for attending and thanked all those involved in the evening during his speech. Tom went on to say that the Get A-Head is an a fantastic positon and is going from strength to strength and we are on form to continue achieving our goals of helping patients and their families suffering with head and neck disease and head and neck cancers.

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After dinner we had a speech for Shahz Ahmed, Consultant and Trustee of Get A-Head, who paid tribute to and thanked all of the Get A-Head supporters, who have helped the charity achieve success in supporting patients and their families who are suffering from head and neck diseases.

A short inspirational film about the charity was then shown to guests, to highlight the work we are involved in and how we have been using the funds we are raising.

This then led us in to the main auction of the evening, with a Triumph Speed Triple ’94 in Black up for grabs in the first lot, kindly donated by Adrian Bloor & Triumph, followed by many other excellent and exceptional prizes, including 2 Business Class Flights with Turkish Airlines donated by Turkish Airlines, a Bespoke Hand-Made Suit donated by Clements and Church, and a whole host of other fab prizes. We also had lots more fundraising going on during the evening in the forms of Heads and Tails, a Raffle, silent auction all with fantastic prizes.

After the fundraising and auctions, the evening ended on a real high note with live music and a smashing performance from the RPJ band,, the white LED  dance floor certainly got put through its paces as the crowd were pulling out all the moves and enjoying the electric atmosphere!

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The total amount raised at the Ice Ball was over £46,000, what an amazing achievement and what a brilliant evening.

Thank you to all who came and enjoyed and we look forward to welcoming you to next year’s event!