Over 200 guests attended a glitzy ball at The Midland Hotel in Manchester in aid of the Prevent Breast Cancer charity Cheshire Life: December 2018
Big-hearted guests dug deep when they attended a glamorous black tie ball at The Midland Hotel in Manchester for Prevent Breast Cancer. This charity is the only Uk-based breast cancer charity funding ground-breaking research, which is solely aimed at preventing the disease for future generations.
The occasion was hosted by Alison Bray and Kath Mckenzie who both worked for Greater Manchester Police, when Kath Mckenzie was sadly diagnosed with breast cancer.
After receiving excellent treatment at Wythenshawe Hospital’s world-renwowned Nightingale Centre, Kath wanted to help the cause in some way.
The evening started with a lively drinks reception where jazz singer Rachel Abbott entertained guests as they arrived.
After a delicious three-course meal, guests took part in an auction and raffle where local business including bosses of The Midland Hotel, kindly donated prizes.
Those prizes included a helicopter ride, afternoon teas and a chance to drive an Audi TT for three days. The ball, which was attended by over 200 guests, raised an incredible £20,000 for the charity.
Diane Berry is often praised by her clients but Lesley Cozens describes her as a ‘real visionary.’ Lesley and her husband Martin had initially been comparing two similar kitchen designs for their home when their builder Mike Mills recommended Diane’s company instead. Lesley and Martin were really impressed with the personal and far more inclusive approach which Diane took when they visited her Prestwich showroom. They were equally delighted with the creative design which her team put together. Symmetry and clean lines were important to Lesley, whilst her husband wanted the essential appliances and functionality as the main cook in the home. Diane’s meticulous design successfully combined all aspects of their wish list. The couple were even able to view their kitchen units ‘in situ’ after Diane had them set up at the showroom. This gave her clients a true feel for how their own space could look. Earlier plans from other designers had placed the double ovens along the back wall but the couple had reservations about this and the outlook that it would provide from the eating area. Diane immediately saw the issue with this and instead proposed the beautiful Italian glass splashback which is highly effective as a focal point for the room.
Not only did the ideas far surpass anything before, Diane took any hassle away from the couple and liaised directly with the builder on the creation of a wall dividing the utility area and kitchen to cleverly house the boiler, washing machine and dryer.
They were as impressed with the high quality design as with the team themselves, Lesley explained that Diane made herself totally available for advice whether about the kitchen project or other areas of the home.
Diane was on hand to help with the pros and cons of Bi-folding doors and sliders; helping them to settle on sliders which would offer a less interrupted view to the garden. Lesley explained that she has never before worked with a company who are so open and willing to share knowledge and ideas, not just for the kitchen project, but for other areas of the home. It was clear to them and, as the impeccable photographs show, the team have a real passion for what they do.