A fantastic 'Ladies Charity Night'!

Photograph by Maria Arkright

A big Thank You to Debbie Walter and Naomi Gibbs who hosted a fantastic Ladies charity event supporting West Berkshire Parent Carer Forum and APP at Deanwood Park, Stockcross on Saturday 30th March 2019.

Debbie reported back from the event:
"Let’s raise a glass to the amazing team of helpers, donators, professionals and attendees!
The Ladies charity event was made possible by Deanwood Park in Stockcross generously providing their fabulous function room which was a perfect venue for our ladies. Their staff team Nigel, Flip, Ben and Chris worked tirelessly and went the extra mile to make the event special.

Naomi Gibbs, beauty therapist and director of The Hourglass wanted to bring together women to celebrate their natural beauty and raise funds for charities that made a direct difference to families’ lives. Working alongside a lifelong friend and professional mobile hair stylist Debbie at Hair Alchemy they decided to offer an evening of professional hair and beauty, shopping and of course cocktails!

Guests were spoilt for choice with two fabulous make-up artists Chloe (Fox and Hounds) and Ella Beauty who enhanced their make-up and offered professional advice. They truly worked their magic. Debbie was then was on hand to tweak their hair and spruce their styles. Ladies were then able to have a professional photo shoot with Dawn Lowe. Fiona Worby was present from West Berkshire Parent Carer Forum, a local special needs charity and the co-host Debbie Walter was representing the charity Action on Postpartum Psychosis, a charity which had personally supported her and her family.

Also supporting the event were stall holders Ann-Marie with homemade chocolate gifts, Emil from Vamped demonstrating cosmetic fillers and discussing Botox. Debbie Medlin a special needs massage therapist gave up her time with friend offering sample massage treatments on the night. There was a fabulous pop up clothes shop, manned by Angela Watson and many clothes and gifts were donated by generous clients. Ladies were also able to book a clairvoyant reading with Lorraine Lees who proved very accurate and popular.

The night managed to successfully raised £660 which will be split between the charities. A huge thank-you to the generosity of local companies such as: Camp Hopson, Lorraine Lees, The Woodpecker, Crab and Boar, Compton Barbers, UK Paintball, Emma James Photography, Dawn L Lowe Photography, Pilates with Danni, The Hourglass, Hair Alchemy, Massage Therapy with Debbie Medlin, The Fox and Hounds, cakes by Kate, Deanwood Park Golf and Deanwood Park therapies, Kylie Barke and Philippa Ponting."

A very big thank you to Debbie and Naomi for organising the event and to everyone who took part and so generously donated gifts as well - we couldn't do this without you!