Jacob's Moonlight Ball in aid of JUMP children's charity, Manchester Hilton Hotel

PUBLISHED: 22:36 06 December 2012 | UPDATED: 22:23 20 February 2013

Christine Bentham (JUMP chairperson), Sir Alex Ferguson, Christie Hawthorn (JUMP trustee), Gordon Taylor OBE, Chief Executive of the PFA.

Christine Bentham (JUMP chairperson), Sir Alex Ferguson, Christie Hawthorn (JUMP trustee), Gordon Taylor OBE, Chief Executive of the PFA.

Celebrity guests added some sparkle to Jacob's Moonlight Ball at Manchester's Hilton Hotel in aid of JUMP children's charity, based in Warrington.

Celebrity guests added some sparkle to Jacobs Moonlight Ball at Manchesters Hilton Hotel in aid of JUMP childrens charity, based in Warrington.


Sir Alex Ferguson was one of several football guests who attended, as the events main sponsor was the Professional Footballers Association (PFA). Chief Executive Gordon Taylor OBE also attended.


JUMP provides families of children suffering from serious illnesses with the opportunity through photography and film to capture important memories. Jacob Hawthorn, the inspiration behind the charity, died when he was three after suffering from congenital muscular dystrophy. Afterwards, Jacobs family found comfort in the memories they had created through photography and video and as such JUMP was founded.


Guests at the Moonlight Ball enjoyed dinner and entertainment compered by Ian Royce, the countrys leading television warm-up artist, and Carly Stenson who sang hits from the musical Legally Blonde.


Guests bid for covetable auction prizes including signed and framed Lionel Messi and David Beckham shirts, a meal for eight cooked in your own home by the Hiltons chef David Gale, a helicopter flight plus lunch at the Inn at Whitewell and a hospitality box for eight at Manchester Citys Etihad Stadium. Over 30,000 was raised from the night.


Kate McCarthy, JUMP patron said: Being a relatively small charity we are really looking forward to highlighting the work we do, and the comfort we bring to the children and families at such difficult and challenging times.

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