Chelsea’s set on the town

Ra­dio pre­sen­ter Chelsea Nor­ris gath­ered friends around her for a char­ity ladies’ lunch in Manch­ester and en­joyed spec­tac­u­lar af­ter­noon

Cheshire Life - - Society - PHO­TOS: Kirsty Thomp­son

The red car­pet was rolled out at the Hil­ton Ho­tel on Deans­gate for BBC Ra­dio Manch­ester pre­sen­ter Chelsea Nor­ris’s an­nual ladies’ lunch. Guests, in­clud­ing soap stars Mol­lie Win­nard and Daisy Wood-davis, en­joyed a cham­pagne re­cep­tion, and a shop­ping vil­lage with stall­hold­ers and live mu­sic.

The oc­ca­sion raised an in­cred­i­ble £12,000 for St Ann’s Hospice and the Once Upon a Smile char­ity. A raf­fle and auc­tion, hosted by ac­tor and head of Once Upon a Smile, Dan Jillings, of­fered tick­ets to see Ja­son Man­ford and a chance to meet Gino D’acampo at the open­ing of his new deli.

There were heart­warm­ing sto­ries. Guests were ap­plauded as they shared their ex­pe­ri­ences of how the char­i­ties had helped them in times of need. Mem­bers of the fash­ion show modelling team had their own ex­pe­ri­ences too - with one telling the crowd that de­spite hav­ing ter­mi­nal cancer she will never give up.

Chelsea who hails from Stock­port said: ‘It’s an hon­our that so many ladies come back year af­ter year to this event. I al­ways put so much into mak­ing it a mem­o­rable day. We laugh, we cry and we party but we go home feel­ing grate­ful and I love it.’

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