The ladies enjoyed a superb 2-course lunch with festive fizz and each lady was treated to a fabulous goody bag on arrival.

Entertainment on the day was provided by Olivia Beall and singers, as well as Nathan Connelly Entertainment, which incorporated a fun musical Bingo game with a £50 winning prize. There was a small auction donated by Stock Exchange hotel which one lucky lady in the room won.

There was an amazing raffle with prizes donated by Beautiful Balloons, Gulliver’s World, Piccolino Manchester, Dino Falls Adventure Golf, Chester Races, Turtle Bay, The Ivy, Gusto Restaurant, Hotel Brooklyn.

Corporate Sponsors included Cerberus Receivables Management, Leonard Curtis, Close Brothers, FRP Advisory, Grant Thornton UK LLP, Secure Bank Trust and Shoosmiths.

A special guest “Julie Griffin ” of St John Vianney School came along on the day to tell the ladies about the SEND children that this lunch supports and to thank the ladies for their kindness.

Every lady attending brought a chocolate selection box which will be donated to St John Vianney School along with a Christmas Cracker for each child to pull on Christmas day.

Paula, Fiona, and Jo, Variety Vixens, said: 

We are delighted to be able to support so many children at Variety and to hear the impact our fundraising makes is not only heart-warming but is essential in times of austerity for families, that children have all they need at such a special time.

Lyn Staunton, Variety Development Director, said: 

We cannot thank all the ladies who attended enough for their wonderful support – it truly was a fantastic day. A big thank you to all the amazing sponsors and most of all thanks to Paula, Fiona, Jo, Sophie, Laura and Sarah who work so hard to make this day so very special.