20th Anniversary Celebration Dinner Dance - September 23rd, 2011
Thank you so much to everyone who came to our Dinner Dance at the Worsley Park Marriott Hotel and Country Club, we had such a memorable and heart warming night. The event was held to celebrate our 20th Anniversary year, marking twenty years since Peter and Beryl first went out on the streets of Manchester to provide help for the homeless and vulnerable. And, how together throughout the years with God's grace and your support, we have been able to bring dignity, hope and positive change into People's lives.
During the evening Peter had an opportunity to share some moving testimonies from his own experience of meeting with our homeless friends and we were also blessed to show a short film showing sessions at our drop-in and collaborative projects and interviews with some of the men and women we support.
Our chairman of the trustees and Barnabus staff shared a special word of thanks. And, 'Wedding Love' lovingly made and gifted us with an incredible cake showing Peter and Beryl in the early days with the Barnabus Bus giving out coffee and sandwiches in Piccadilly Gardens.
The evening began with a welcome drink on arrival in the bar. We then settled down to a tempting 3 course dinner accompanied by live music from an acclaimed solo artist Martin Taylor. Following a time of sharing we started our auction, these were some of the incredible prizes; Golf Membership, Drive an Austin Martin for the day , framed United Shirt, Commissioned Portraits by Lynton Hemsley and a Limited Edition print by Helen Parsley, Pamper Days, luxury Hotel and Dinner stays and of course smaller prizes offering something for everyone. Then it was over to the fabulous Mike Tongue and the Grooves band inspiring everyone to hit the dance floor way after our usual bed times.
This was a quote from just one of our guests - "it wasn't like the boring fund raisers I have been too, it was like having fun with family and friends and doing something good at the same time"
Keep a look out for another event in 2012
Thank you to the many companies and individuals who generously provided the impressive auction prizes and other support on the night.
Published on Friday 30th September 2011
Dinner Dance, Marriott, Manchester