Mid Summer BallRaising money for the Rocking horse Jon and I were delighted when we were invited to join our good friends (Skerritts consultants) and main sponsors of the Mid Summer Ball. The ball is in aid of the Rocking Horse. Rockinghorse is a Brighton-based charity which has been supporting children for over 45 years. It was set up in 1967 by Dr Trevor Mann, who recognised there was a real need for additional resources to improve healthcare services for sick children and babies. Obviously this is a charity close to our hearts and the Trevor Mann baby unit at the Sussex County hospital is incredible. This years theme was 50's Jive, I am trying to persuade Jon to take lessons with me, it is such fun dancing to the music. After pre drinks with the Skerritts team we head upstairs to the Ball room, it looked amazing and the decorations set the tone of the evening-It was going to be fun. Our table was directly in front of the judging pannel for the dancing competion later on. Andrew Kay (A Food reviewer in Brighton) took part in the competition and really got the crowd giggling. He was actually a pretty smooth dancer. On the pannel of judges was Zoe Ball, it was a bit like Strictly come dancing. After dinner we head over to the bar area and my inner child jumps up and down because there is a full size Bumper car area which we ran straight over to. I managed to catch a snap of my friends Heidi and Jenny before Jon drove into them, I think they were his target. Louise who was the head of our table did such a fantastic job of looking after us all, it was great being part of something so special, the last time I looked at the amount raised it was on £60,000. A huge amount and I am sure it was more than this by the end of the night. Thank you to Richard and Heidi for inviting us to take part in such a wonderful evening, it has really inspired me to make more of an effort to raise money for such amazing charities.
When I was pregnant I worried so much about my baby being ok, it was always a comfort knowing that the Trevor Mann unit was just upstairs if we needed it at all. We watched a few videos on the night and it really was overwhelming watching what some parents and their babies have to go through at the very start of their lives.
You can donate any time to this amazing charity here
Well done to all involved