WILLY WONKA OPENS CHOCOLATE FACTORY GATES TO THE STARS
Event City became a hive of activity for sporting heroes and famous faces on the evening of Sunday 27th November, for the James Milner Foundation Ball. The venue was transformed into a world of pure imagination with guests walking through the gates of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory for the 5th annual event, organised by award winning event management company Entertainment Today.
Guests were greeted by Wonka himself along with a team of his Umpa Lumpas as they made their way up the candy lined carpet into the factory itself. Louise Shufflebotham entertained guests with her incredible vocals throughout the Champagne Drinks reception whilst they enjoyed overflowing chocolate fountains and endless supplies of candy! The big reveal as guests proceeded through to dinner revealed the workings of the incredible Chocolate Factory, fit for the silver screen. A Chocolate Waterfall, enormous hanging flowers , candy trees and giant lollipops created a spectacular and surreal experience.
An a-list line up of entertainment throughout dinner included a stage show by star of ITV2’s Tricked Ben Hanlin before impressionist Darren Farley took to the stage with a hilarious sketch. The evenings auction was delivered by Johnny Gould before X Factor’s Fleur East took to the stage for an incredible set followed by chart topper Lemar.
The James Milner Foundation is a charity to promote healthy recreation for the benefit of young people in the United Kingdom by the development, improvement and provision of opportunities in sports, in particular football, rugby and cricket.