Stars from stage, screen and sport turned out in force to support Denise & Tim in their mission to raise funds for two special charities: The Gem Appeal, a Rochdale based charity funding research into genetic disorders in children, and Mind, the national mental health charity. Coronation Street’s Samia Ghadie with Sylvain Longchambon, Kym Marsh, Hayley Tammaddon, Krissi Bohn & Cherylee Houston along with Loose Woman Shobna Gulati pulled out all the stops with their glamorous 1920’s attire.
Hosted by Darren Proctor, Key 103, and Becky Want, BBC Radio Manchester, The evening was full of top class entertainment. With prohibition gangsters guarding the door to the ‘joint’ guests entered to authentic Charleston sounds by the evening’s resident jazz band. ‘Fat Tony’ made his appearance through dinner before being interrupted by a police raid which saw gun fire between gangsters and cops!
Kym Marsh took to the stage in sequinned hot pants & blazer to perform Chicago’s All that Jazz. Denise & Tim’s youngest son, twelve year old Louis, received a standing ovation for his performance of Etta James’ classic At Last before announcing news that he is to follow in his family’s showbiz footsteps after winning a role in the West End’s Full Monty.
The X Factor’s Marcus Collins took to the stage and kicked of the Christmas festivities with Wham’s classic Last Christmas. He was followed by vocal harmony group The Overtones who gave a superb performance to a jam-packed dance floor.
The evening was brought to a close by a live band who were joined on stage by host Tim Healy.