Monday, 15 August 2011

The SECRET is success!

There's no longer anything to hide .... The Secret Garden Party lived up to all our expectations to be a fabulously fun day for everyone.
Organised and hosted by Scott J Marks, along with Lowri Williams, Jean Parkes, Sarah Petulengro, Lou Blackledge and  our own Lynn McCluskey and Elizabeth Gomm, the sell-out event was exactly what it promised a day-into-night party to beat them all.... with campers keeping the the action revved up until dawn!
There was a great line-up of entertainment throughout the day from top quality artistes including:

Leye D John who officially opened the event with Mal Ford, who worked tirelessly as compere; Angie Lang, David Wainwright, Laine Kennedy, comedian Mick Miller, Joe Little, Scott J Marks, Tracey Jordan, Missa, Diane Lynn, Hula hoop sensation Marawa, Nancy Langton, Ryan Cregan, DJs and andi Musson  for providing more music, Ryan Cregan, Vickee Lester, Rob Eagle, Katie Melling, Shaduows and Lady Gaga tribute Lisa Jones.

Children's entertainment, facepainting, a wishing tree, holistic therapies stalls and much more ensured an a fantastic day out for all the family.

Andrea Manders, who sponsors Natasha, ran the bottle stall helped by her daughter Ellena and Kathryn Pidcock, who with herr family also sponsors Natasha and Janet, came over from Doncaster to help them, camping with them for the night. The two families have become good friends all thanks to the Happy House!

The money is still coming in and we don't have a final total yet, but three charities be sharing the proceeds - our own Happy House, Parkinsons UK NW Holiday Fund and the Meningitis Trust.

Elizabeth answered lots of question from people wanting to know more about the Happy House and we certainly made some new friends.

Huge thanks to Scott and Robbie for hosting the event at their home and to everyone involved in any way at all with lots of love from all our Happy House family.

PS: A certain young talent launched her debut CD at the event, with all proceeds going to the Happy House. She will be getting the blog slot to herself on Wednesday!