Euro­vi­sion party gets top marks

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

A CATER­ING com­pany raised hun­dreds of pounds for sick chil­dren with a Euro­vi­sion themed char­ity bbq.

The HR team from Elior UK, based on Catherine Street, Macclesfield, or­gan­ised the event in aid of the Starlight Chil­dren’s Foun­da­tion which helps make wishes come true for ter­mi­nally and se­ri­ously ill chil­dren around the UK.

The com­pany has a spe­cial con­nec­tion with the con­test af­ter this year’s UK en­trant, Bianca Ni­cholas, from Elec­tro Vel­vet, per­formed at Elior’s ex­cel­lence awards.

Bianca, who suf­fers from cyc­stic fi­bro­sis, is a for­mer ‘Starlight wish child’ af­ter the char­ity granted her wish to be­come a singer and record a cov­ers CD.

The event took place at the home of Andy Grant, HR manager at Elior UK.

Staff cel­e­brated by don­ning fancy dress out­fits in the style of com­pet­ing coun­tries, rais­ing £425 on the night and ex­ceed­ing their tar­get.

Andy said: “Ev­ery­one got into the spirit of Euro­vi­sion with some ter­rific out­fits - out­fits were par­tic­u­larly imag­i­na­tive.

“We have now raised more than £80,000 for the char­ity which is some­thing ev­ery­one should be proud of.”

●● Elior UK staff at their Euro­vi­sion themed bbq for the Starlight Chil­dren’s Foun­da­tion

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