GUESTS at a fundraising ball organised by the Pure Leisure Group in Hale near Milnthorpe held in July, 2013 have helped raised more than £75,000 for the charity Moodswings.
Two-hundred-and-fifty people, including cast members from ITV’s Coronation Street, attended the society event and bid in an auction for a number of top prizes including two holidays to Barbados.
Leading leisure entrepreneur John Morphet, who owns the award-winning Pure Leisure Group, said: “The evening, which was held on July 6, was a huge success and I’d like to thank everyone who came along.
“Everyone I have spoken to said they thoroughly enjoyed it. We are still counting the money collected on the night but during the past three years we believe we have raised more than a staggering £75,000 in total for Moodswings, which is such a great local charity.”
The black tie with an Edwardian twist event, which was sponsored by Diamonds International, included entertainment from butler, Renfield, a cabaret performed by some of the Coronation Street cast and a raffle.
Coronation Street cast members Jennie McAlpine and Cherylee Houston attended the charity ball along with former Coronation Street star Shobna Gulati, as well as former Bolton Wanderers footballer, Kevin Davies.
Moodswings is a Manchester-based charity, which was founded in 1999, to help people recover from mood problems and the severe emotional distress they can cause.
Pure Leisure Group operates five holiday lodge and caravan parks in the Southern Lake District with a further four in Northamptonshire and East Anglia. Tydd St Giles Golf & Leisure Estate, Cambridgeshire and Bridlington Links Golf and Leisure Estate, North Yorkshire, complete the UK portfolio.
Overseas the company owns Royal Westmoreland, a luxurious 500-acre estate in Barbados.