Wow! What an amazing night. Looking through the photos and watching the video makes me feel so proud of what JPC Community Farm accomplished in just one evening of glamour and entertainment. This couldn’t have been made possible without the support of so many – Best, TFM, Supagard, Trinity Car Solutions, Alexanders Prestige, Mercedes Benz Teesside, Gibson Motorsport, Vertu Honda, Gloucester House, Mill Volvo, Porsche Teesside, JCT600 Bentley, JCT600 Lotus, Lookers VW, Lookers Audi, Stratstone Jaguar, Stratstone Landrover, Redline Porsche, Aston Martin Newcastle, Infiniti Newcastle, NERAMS, Millwood Classic Car Storage, DC Couture, Hellens, Debenhams, Sunflower Cognitive Therapies, as well as many many more who attended.
I would also like to say a huge thank you to our special guests, Dr Andrew Shovlin, Chief Race Engineer for Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team, Tiff Needell, ex Top Gear and Fifth Gear Presenter and Motoring Legend, and the wonderful Pete Graves, Sky Sports Presenter, who acted as our MC for the evening.
I’m sure that most can appreciate the sheer volume of work that goes on behind the scenes to host an event like this for over 400 guests, from the food planning, to the decorations, the seating plan to the entertainment. We hit just the right spot with the amazing Annabel Pattinson serenading our guests during the reception and the fabulous Simon Carter’s crooning during our three course meal. And for those of you who had the pleasure to have met the spectacular Mike Driver, Close Up Magician, I’m sure you will agree he took you by surprise. We were also delighted to view the spectacular clothing ranges from Christian Alexander and Bakers Tailoring during their fashion show.
Auctioned off were some very special prizes that money just can’t buy. Trinity Car Solutions generously offered a Phase 1 Peugeot 205 1.6 GTi, Dr Andrew Shovlin provided us with a Lewis Hamilton Signed Front Left Wing Flap from his Winning 2014 Monza Car. Local artist, Charlie Barker provided us with 2 original drawings – one of Tiff Needell and the other of Dr Andrew Shovlin, who each signed their drawings for the winning bidders. And not forgetting a VIP Sky Sports Experience to name but a few. Words can’t express the gratitude we feel to all who played a part in making this ball a huge success – just buying a ticket makes you one of our valued supporters and we can’t thank you enough.
JPC Community Farm will be an exceptional independent living centre and we are well on our way to making that happen.
Check out some of the pictures from the fab night: