Peter Kay Makes Surprise Appearance at RSP Ball!
5th April 2016
Phoenix Nights funnyman Peter Kay made a surprise appearance at our charity bash at the Lowry Hotel.
Guests at The Red Sea Pedestrians annual charity ball were amazed when the Bolton comic walked in, got hold of the microphone and took to the stage at the event.
Peter was there to auction the opportunity to be an extra in the new series of his award-winning series Peter Kay’s Car Share, raising £44,000!
Antony Wagman, chairman of trustees for The Red Sea Pedestrians, said: “We are absolutely overwhelmed by the generosity of our guests.
“We raised an incredible amount of money for an incredibly worthy cause.”
The Red Sea Pedestrians raised £225,000 at their eighth annual charity ball in aid of The Royal Manchester Children Hospital.
Two hundred and fifty guests also bid for private chef tables at restaurants in Manchester and London, signed Manchester United and Manchester City shirts and a chat with boxing champion Rick Hatton.
Mr Wagman added: “As a father myself, I can’t even begin to imagine what some of the children treated at RMCH have to go through, this funding will allow experts to introduce new and innovative equipment which will provide the technology to improve survival rates and reduce the risk of life threatening complications during the treatment, now that is something money can’t buy.”
Sarah Naismith, Head of Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity, commented: “We’re so grateful to our friends at The Red Sea Pedestrian, and everyone who was involved in making the Spring Charity Ball such a huge success.
“It was wonderful to see so many people come together to help raise vital funds towards cutting-edge equipment to help improve the treatment of children with brain tumours. We’re absolutely delighted with the phenomenal amount raised on the night.
“The funds will ensure that our Children’s Hospital can continue to lead the field in pediatric brain tumour treatment, dramatically improving the chances of survival for children with brain tumours.”
For more infomation on the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital Chairty, please visit: http://www.rmchcharity.org.uk/