One in a Million Great Gatsby themed charity ball, Hilton Hotel, Manchester
PUBLISHED: 11:20 28 February 2017 | UPDATED: 11:21 28 February 2017
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Carla Rankin remembered in charity event.
One in a Million charity ball
Lee and Kate Walker with Pete and Sue Dunkley
Georgina Cruise and Sue Johnson
Kim Vallance, Kyle Pattison, Will Olsen, Hannah Baxter, Justine Willson and Edwina Gregory
Stacey and Leanne McClean, Chantal Spittles, Katie Reah, Philippa Cartwright
Fred Riby, James Rutter, Steve Smith and George Barlow
Rae Stevenson and Craig Farrar
Natasha Solanki, Hollie Wyllie, Carly Lomax, Philippa Sitters, Vicky Maycock and Lydia Peters
Gemma Harbias and Laura Phelps-Naqvi
Tom and Aimee Roberts
Felicity, Denise and Ian Rankin
Dancers: Megan Smith, Sam Ashall, Catherine Jones and Verity Partington
Champagne tower being poured by Sue Johnson
Joe Dalton and Davinia Richardson
Over 375 guests celebrated what would have been Carla Rankin’s 30th birthday at a Great Gatsby themed charity ball.
The stylish One in a Million ball at the Hilton Hotel, Manchester, raised over £30,000 for Epilepsy Action. Organised by Carla’s parents, Ian and Denise Rankin, and sister Felicity, the event was an opportunity to raise awareness and money, while also celebrating Carla’s life. She passed away after an epileptic seizure at a tragically young age.
Denise Rankin, from Prestbury, said: ‘It was a fabulous night in Gatsby style. Carla loved that era so that’s why we picked the 1920s’ theme. We were so delighted with the amount of people who came and raised money for such a great cause.’