The Annual St Helens Chamber Dinner Dance took place at Haydock Park Racecourse on 19th January, welcoming guest speaker Johnny Vegas back onto home territory.
The Chamber’s black tie networking event of the year saw over 250 guests in attendance to be entertained, network and raise money for charity.
Johnny Vegas has become one of Britain’s best-loved comic actors but as guests discovered, before he came to fame, he attended Catholic boarding-school St Joseph’s College to train for the priesthood. Feeling homesick, he returned home after just four terms, going on to embark on a career in comedy. Guests on the evening we treated to an hilarious example of Johnny’s very own brand of comedy.
Talking about the evening, guest Fiona Barker from GPW, commented: “Great company, great food and entertainment – superb evening! Thank you Rachel and the team once again.”
The headline news from the evening was the £10,000 which was raised during the evening, through a charity auction and other fundraising activities, which will be split equally between The Steve Prescott Foundation and Willowbrook Hospice.
Lucky auction bidders on the night took home some fantastic prizes including a signed Anthony Joshua signed montage, Chill out Spa Package, two tickets for a luxury trip on the Orient Express, four tickets for a Haydock Park Race Day, including lunch in the Kauto Star restaurant, and two tickets to a recording of 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown.