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Ladies Who Lunch!

We just love ladies who lunch for MMT and Jack's Belles always do this with such style. That said, this year's Jack's Belles Ladies Lunch attended by 180 glamorous ladies in Lytham St Anne's on Saturday 29th November at the Grand Hotel, will be a hard one to beat. 

As guest of honour, along with my very close friend Catriona Thomson, we enjoyed a fabulous lunch of pea and mint soup, followed by roast chicken and concluded with the most chocolatey pudding I have ever tasted. We were entertained by compere and Jack's Belle, Helen Dentith- Adams whose endless wit and repartee had us in fits of side splitting laughter - this girl should really be a professional comedienne! 

The raffle and the auction were very lively with additional party games in between to raise funds for the Trust - note the picture of me in the picture gallery with hands on posterior for the game of Heads and Tails which I didn't win! There was a long queue to enter a draw to win afternoon tea at the Clifton Arms Hotel in Lytham . Every opportunity these ladies were given to support the Trust was embraced in full and we are so grateful. 

The room decor was stunning with red voile bows round every chair and a mix of silver sparkly trees and beautiful red poinsettias as a centre pieces on every table. There was wonderful attention to detail with hand made ginger bread men in every place setting, each one tied with a personalised label from the Belles and dangling from the silver sparkly trees were hand made stars imprinted with the year 2014 to mark the occasion of the sixth Jack's Belles Ladies Lunch. 

My huge thanks to Catriona Thomson who volunteered to speak on behalf of the Trust this year. She brought my son Muir and Catherine's son Jack Bell together, both sufferers of Dravet Syndrome, in the theme of girlfriends who provide support to their friends who are mothers struggling to cope with their child's epilepsy. Jack's Belles have watched over Catherine who copes with Jack. Catriona has watched over me and Muir. It was a heartfelt and emotional speech that touched us all. 

The highlight of the night however was most definitely the Brothers of Swing, two handsome young men who serenaded us with some golden oldies and other well known hit singles from a by - gone era, singing in perfect harmony and energising the room to the point that these elegant  ladies who lunch were dancing on their chairs with red voile ribbons. 

A good time was most definitely had by all and £5000 was raised for the cause. 

A heartfelt thanks to all.


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