The Red Sea Pedestrians raise £225,000 in aid of The Royal Manchester Children's Hospital.
PUBLISHED: 17:00 10 May 2016
The Red Sea Pedestrians raised £225,000 at their eighth charity ball at the Lowry Hotel.
Red Sea Pedestrians charity ball
The room, dressed by Kate Park Events
Chairman of the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital Charity, Maurice Watkins CBE, with his wife
Carmel Siddiqi and Seema Malhotra
Peter Kay and Antony Wagman
RSP trustees, Breck Stockton and Antony Wagman
The RSP comittee
The youth volunteers. Back row: Erzsi Berde, Joe Franks, Sam Franks, Chris Edge, Leo Adelman, Karl Adelman, Max Ballin, Jack Showman, Jack Ballin, Arthur Brown, Oliver Kingsley. Middle: Sam Green, Harry Margolis, Eddy Herman, Ross McEwan. Kneeling: Adam Davies, Holly Wagman, Frankie Moss, Pearl Palfreyman, Adam Kingsley, Jamie Wagman
Caroline Chaytow and Charlotte Benjamin
Victoria Morris, Nadine Wagman, Abi Brooks, Kay Leggett and Emily Samuels
Organised by Kate Park Events and sponsored by Stocktons, Beaverbrooks the Jewellers, Pretty by Quest and Premex Services, the annual event was held in aid of The Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. The glamorous setting saw 250 of Manchester and Cheshire’s biggest business names attend and take part in a live auction, which included prizes such as an evening with Jonathan Ross. Comedian Peter Kay made a surprise visit, auctioning the opportunity to be an extra in his upcoming television series, raising over £44,000.
Antony Wagman, chair of trustees of RSP, said: ‘We are absolutely overwhelmed by the generosity of our guests. We raised an incredible amount of money for an incredibly worthy cause.’