Star guests and VIPs were going for gold as an astounding £318,000 was raised at the annual Michael Josephson MBE Summer Ball.
Inspirational fundraiser Michael was joined by famous faces including
Hollyoaks stars Steph Waring, Tamara Wall and Nicole Barber-Lane, lifestyle gurus Nik and Eva Speakman, footballer’s wife and entrepreneur Chantelle Heskey and charity icon Dame Esther Rantzen and around 400 VIP guests at the Hilton Hotel on Deansgate for the fundraising extravaganza on the hottest night of the year so far.
Former Real Housewives of Cheshire star Leanne Brown and Brookside favourite Claire Sweeney both dazzled in glittering gowns, getting into the golden theme of the evening, while Scottish rockers Texas crowned the incredible night of fundraising with a live performance at the Hilton Hotel on Deansgate on Saturday night.
While his inaugural Summer Ball in 2018 raised a massive £256,000, he raised the bar yet again by reaching a jaw-dropping £318,916 at Saturday night’s event.
The huge sum raised will be split between Michael’s three nominated charities, Variety, the Children’s Charity, The Silver Line helpline for the elderly and the Cheadle-based which supports children and young people with severe learning disabilities.