Leanne Brown’s Once Upon A Smile charity night, Mottram Hall
PUBLISHED: 00:00 23 December 2014
Guests gathered at Mottram Hall for a charity event organised by Leanne Brown, patron for children’s charity, Once Upon A Smile. The wife of footballer, Wes Brown, held the ladies luncheon after Wes’ friend Ben Cowgill, a trustee of the charity, brought it to her attention.
Once Upon A Smile charity night
Faynia Campbell and James Golden
Leanne's mother, Elaine Wassell and brother, Marc Wassell
Kitty Hedley and Tanya Bardsley
Dani Lawrence, Carla Kompany and Erin O'Neil
Coleen Rooney and Leanne Brown
Danielle Gibson, Coleen Rooney, Leanne Brown, Lauren Buckley and Tanya Bardsley
Leanne Brown, Daniel Jillings (joint founder of Once Upon a Smile) and Zoe Connor
Karen Wheelan, Leanne Brown and Lisa Horner
Dawn Ward, Leanne Brown and Tanya Bardsley
Julie Robinson, Sherrie Robinson and Kitty Hedley
Joanna Karlick and Jenna Thornley
Nicola Jackson and Marcus Wassell
Coleen Rooney and Ben Cowgill (selling tickets for chocolate box raffle)
Craig Worsley, Jay Kontzle and Kris Evans of The Mend performing at the lunch
Craig Worsley, Leanne Brown, Kris Evans and Jay Kontzle
Jessica Lawlor, Leanne Brown and Carla Kompany
Dani Lawrence, Jessica Lawlor and Erin O'Neil
Designer items donated by Leanne and her friends
Attended by 100 ladies, including Coleen Rooney and Carla Kompany, the event raised £11,000 through donations of coveted designer items to re-sell from Leanne and her friends. There was also a chocolate box raffle and auction, complete with entertainment provided by Manchester boyband, The Mend, and singer Sam Burrows.
Leanne Brown said: ‘Once Upon Smile is an amazing charity that supports family bereavement and child bereavement support. It was down to the generosity and kindness of all my lovely friends who attended and supported me on this first and hopefully one of many events in the future. I just want to say a massive thanks to everyone involved and our sponsors Harvey Nichols and ChronoEdge, who kindly donated a beautiful diamond peace pendant as the main prize in the chocolate raffle!