Hilton Star Ball dazzles with celeb guests and charitable fundraising

Adam Lowe

The stars of TV and radio shone brightly on Saturday night at Hilton Manchester Deansgate’s 12th Star Ball.

A number of local and national celebrities attended for the highly prestigious annual fundraiser, including Hollyoaks star Jazmine Franks, radio DJ Mike Toolan and Miss Manchester 2018, Fatime Gashi. They were joined by business leaders and philanthropists from across the region.

The evening’s itinerary included a glamorous Champagne reception, delightful dinner and entertainment from Britain’s Got Talent’s Collabro. This was followed by a charity auction to raise funds for the DM Thomas Foundation and Global’s Make Some Noise. Raffle prizes included at-home gospel choir performances, luxury stays in Dubai and Cairo, and a signed Manchester United shirt.

The DM Thomas Foundation transforms the lives of young disadvantaged people and has worked with Hilton Manchester Deansgate for a number of years.

Global’s Make Some Noise awards grants to specially selected projects up and down the country, providing vital support for youngsters and their families living with illness, disability or lack of opportunity.

Hilton Manchester General Manager Robert Dodwell said: ‘The Star Ball is one of our favourite events of the year and last night proved to be another huge success. We’d like to thank the famous faces and friends of the Hilton who attended and contributed to a huge fundraising total for two fantastic charities.’

About Adam Lowe

Adam Lowe is an award-winning author, editor and publisher from Leeds, now based in Manchester. He runs Dog Horn Publishing and is Director and Writing Coordinator for Young Enigma, a writer development programme for LGBT young people. He sometimes performs as Beyonce Holes.