Hilton Manchester Deansgate Hosts Seventh Annual Star Ball

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October 18, 2013

MANCHESTER, U.K. - The seventh annual Star Ball at Hilton Manchester Deansgate was held on Saturday, 5 October 2013 and helped to raise significant funds for two very deserving charities, Hilton in the Community Foundation and the NSPCC.

More than 450 guests attended the glittering event, which included performances by the cast of the hit musical, Wicked, solo artist Janette Monroe and 60s R&B group The Flirtations. The evening was hosted by TV star and patron of Hilton in the Community Foundation, Christopher Biggins. There were also moving presentations from representatives of Hilton in the Community Foundation, the NSPCC and a grand auction. Outstanding prizes included a magical holiday to Hilton Grand Vacation Orlando, for seven nights, with flights provided by BA and four tickets for the X Factor live show at Wembley Stadium.

John McLaughlin, general manger, Hilton Manchester Deansgate, said, “I’m delighted that our seventh annual Star Ball was a resounding success having raised an incredible amount of money for two very worthy causes. I’d like to personally thank all of our supporters who helped make the event so enjoyable - from the guest performers and celebrities, to local businesses and organisations that donated such wonderful auction prizes, as well as our brilliant Hilton team members, who worked tirelessly to make it such an unforgettable evening.”

Christopher Biggins, patron of the Hilton in the Community Foundation, said, “The Star Ball was a fantastic evening and I was thrilled to host the event. The money raised will go a very long way toward helping two very deserving charities transform the lives of children and young people across the Greater Manchester area.”

Michael Josephson, NSPCC patron & honorary member of the NSPCC Council, divisional vice president, said, “I was really excited to be involved with the Star Ball. It was a great evening with some fantastic entertainment. Thanks to all those who have helped organise the ball and everyone who attended for their generosity. Raising such a huge amount of money will help the NSPCC to run its vital services and helplines that are so often a lifeline for vulnerable children and young people. Your support really will help make a difference.”For information about Hilton visit: http://news.hilton.com/manchesterdeansgate, www.hilton.com/manchester

For further details about the NSPCC please visit: www.nspcc.org.uk

Contact

Natasha Hartley
For Hilton Manchester Deansgate
+44 (0) 1943 484848
natasha.hartley@golleyslater.co.uk

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