Bolton Wanders Captain Kevin Davies has announced a celebrity packed line-up for the first Kids of Bolton Masquerade Ball taking place in the prestigious Premier Suite at the Reebok Stadium on Saturday 5 March.
Britain’s Got Talent sensation Escala will open the star studded event by fusing contemporary sounds with classic instruments followed by Bolton boy and presenter of Saturday night’s ‘Take Me Out’ Paddy McGuinness providing the comedy for the evening. Pop rock band McFly, with fifteen Top Ten hits to their name, will headline the fantastic evening of musical entertainment before Radio One’s DJ Spoony closes the night with some tunes.
Selfridges, Trafford Centre – recently voted the world’s best department store - have also pledged their support for the charity fundraiser of the year by donating eight hundred gift bags for all dinner guests. There will also be an auction of signed sporting memorabilia.
Kevin Davies said, “We are very excited about the Masquerade Ball and are delighted that such high profile entertainers have offered their services to support Kids of Bolton. Every penny of the funds raised from the evening will go towards helping those under the age of 18 who find themselves affected by difficult circumstances whether they are poverty, disability or social and economic troubles. If Kids of Bolton can help in some small way to make a child’s life better or easier for them, then we will be achieving our aims.”
Kids of Bolton was officially launched with a golf day in October 2010 by Kevin and his wife Emma. The aim of the charity is to offer support and activities to youngsters under the age of 18 living in the Bolton area to help develop their skill and capability to participate in society as independent, mature and responsible adults. The charity is particularly interested in helping those who would like to get involved in sport, but may be held back by financial constraints.
The Masquerade Ball is the third fundraiser since the launch of Kids of Bolton in October 2010 – the Golf Day and a Ladies Lunch in December both raised around £25,000 each.
This event will host celebrities from the world of television and football including Emmerdale’s Sammy Winward, Bolton Wanderers Chairman Phil Gartside, Manager Owen Coyle and members of the first team squad along with some of the Blackburn Rovers team, Phil Neville, Sam Allydyce, Preston North End manager Phil Brown and other premiership players. The Mayor of Bolton, Councillor John Byrne and his wife will also be in attendance.
The auction will include signed items from sporting icons such as: Amir Khan, Freddie Flintoff, signed football shirts from the likes of John Terry, Kevin Nolan, Jermaine Defoe, and Nemanja Vidic and tickets for Wembley Stadium and Bolton Wanderers Chairman’s Suite donated by Phil Gartside. Many other exclusive auctions items will be 'up for grabs' too!
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