Guests hit the red carpet at Hollywood Ball: VIDEO.

By Amy Parkes | 21/05/2010 0 comments

Guests hit the red carpet at Hollywood Ball: VIDEO.

IT WAS hooray for Hollywood and hooray for the Rotherham Hospice as glamorous guests arrived for a red carpet reception at this year's fund-raising ball.

More than one hundred supporters donned their glad rags and glittering jewels for the Hollywood Ball at the Holiday Inn in Rotherham.

The red carpet was lined with the paparazzi, including our own Advertiser TV crew, attempting to catch a glimpse of the fine array of gowns and tuxedos.

And among those waiting to interview the stars was Rotherham's favourite celebrity duo The Chuckle Brothers who swapped being in front of the camera for a night holding the microphone chatting to guests and signing autographs.

Speaking on the red carpet, Barry told us: "We're here tonight to support the Rotherham Hospice which is a very worthwhile cause and means a lot to the people in our town."


The night got off to a sparkling start as VIPs at the ball were treated to a performance by The Gillian Banks Spotlight Showgirls.


Guests enjoyed a three-course meal before being treated to  Rat Pack-style live entertainment including a Rat-Pack medley from the Dearne Big Band and Singers.

There was also a raffle and auction which included a signed boxing glove from Ricky Hatton, a hospice T-shirt signed by Westlife, a chauffeur driven car to London and return with over night stay in a hotel and tickets and backstage pass to Lion King.

The Chuckle Brothers also auctioned off tickets to their Christmas Show with a  backstage pass and The Holiday Inn donated an overnignt stay including dinner.

Organiser, Kay Wassell, said: "The Hollywood Ball was a fabulous night and we have had some fantastic feedback.

"The auction was hilarious with the Chuckle Brothers doing it and this really helped to boost funds on the night. 

“I don't think anyone dare move at one stage for fear of the Chuckle Brothers taking a bid from them.

"Although these are very difficult and challenging times at the moment, the support we received from both attendees and donors has been marvellous.

“It was good to see everyone getting into the Hollywood spirit and the efforts that people went to were tremendous.”

The event was sponsored by Oxley and Coward Solicitors, Yorkshire Windows and Pentagon Toyota.

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