After months of planning, sourcing, negotiating and selling of both entrance tickets and raffle tickets, the day of reckoning was finally upon us and at 7pm on Friday 19th August 2016 it was all systems go (with many fingers crossed and much hope for a good night) for the first Rotherham MCVC Fundraising Summer Ball.
As guests arrived, including the Lady Mayor of Rotherham and her Consort (Cllr Lyndsay Pitchley and Mr Alex Armitage) they were welcomed at the entrance by our two pipers (Kevin and Jim from the Sheffield City Pipe Band). Then through the flashing cam netted tunnel to the reception drinks (Bucks Fizz or Orange Juice) and the bar where our team of photographers were on hand to capture the moment with portrait photographs for those that wanted to capture that special moment.
Grab a drink from the bar then into the marquee with chairs dressed in red and blue, tables decked with centre pieces, black and white helium filled balloons and a night of music and dancing, courtesy of the ‘Grange Disco’ and ‘Amplitude’ (Rock and Pop Function Band from Liverpool).
Midway through the evening came the buffet, dressed salmon and cold carved meats produced for us by the Grange Golf Club Catering Team which was enjoyed by all.
To save interrupting proceedings the raffle was drawn by the Lady Mayor of Rotherham and Mrs Christine McPherson while everyone else danced on.
Then came the moment that Kevin and Jim got to blow us away (no pun intended) with their bagpipe playing (awesome), joined on the floor by the kilted Mayor’s Consort (Mr Alex Armitage) giving us a demonstration of his Highland Dancing skills. Then back to the Amplitude and the Grange Disco to dance the remainder of the night away.
Then all too soon a fantastic night of partying was over and it was time to go home.
Thank you to everyone that made the first Rotherham MCVC Fundraising Summer Ball a huge success (everyone who purchased a ticket, our sponsors, the Grange Golf Club, Amplitude, The Grange Disco, Mark & Chris our photographers, Sue Conlin for her raffle ticket selling skills and anyone else that we may have forgotten), we couldn’t have done it without you.
We hope you enjoyed the evening as much as we did?