Heather Small performed at a charity event in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital:
A Night to Remember!
Christine Adcock drummed up support from her friends and colleagues at Barclays to organise A Night to Remember, a spectacular gala dinner event held at the Landmark Hotel in London which raised over 150,000 pounds for the Lung Function Unit at Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Hosted by radio DJ Tony Blackburn, the event entertained its 348 guests with amazing performances from Heather Small and the cast of West End show Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.
Alan Dedicote, the voice of The National Lottery also attended and led the charity auction.
Hospital patients Adam Reynolds and Isabella Siddall were the guests of honour at the event.
They both took to the stage to speak about their experiences at the hospital – and to ask people to bid generously in the auction.
Over 120,000 pounds was raised through ticket sales and a further 28,000 pounds on the night.
Alan Dedicoat kept the bids coming in an auction which raised over 20,000 pounds.
Christine Adcock, who sadly lost her three-year-old daughter Rachel in 1996, said: “It means a huge amount to be able to support such an important charity. Organising the event was hard work but I’m incredibly proud of what we’ve managed to achieve. Raising over 150,000 pounds is a great accomplishment and will enhance the hospital’s valued work. I’m so grateful to everyone who was involved in the night – I hope they enjoyed it as much as I did!”