The Murray Parish Trust raise £30,000 at their Odd Ball

Amanda Holden

Amanda Holden - Credit: Dave Benett

On Friday 28 November Hampshire charity The Murray Parish Trust, hosted its first fundraising event, The Odd Ball, at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington, London.

Jason Milligan and Angela Griffin

Jason Milligan and Angela Griffin - Credit: Dave Benett

Amongst the 200 guests were Amanda Holden, Angela Griffin, James Cracknell, Beverley Turner and the cast of the BBC’s hit Saturday night fantasy drama Atlantis.

James Cracknell and Beverley Turner

James Cracknell and Beverley Turner - Credit: Dave Benett

Guests were told to expect the unexpected and were treated to a whole host of intriguing and exciting entertainment from theatrical costumed hosts Cirque du Chic, to performances from some of Britain’s Got Talent’s more unusual top acts.

Sharon Small, Robert Emms, Angela Griffin, Shelley Conn and Jack Donnelly

Sharon Small, Robert Emms, Angela Griffin, Shelley Conn and Jack Donnelly - Credit: Dave Benett

Actress and founder Sarah Parish said: “We had a fantastic evening. All our guests really entered into the spirit of the night and came dressed in formal outfits with a quirky edge, there were wigs, masks, tails and one guest even had a TV on his head!”

The auction, hosted by comedian Hardeep Singh Kholi, raised an amazing £30,000 for the charity, thanks to the generous support of the guests.

Sarah’s husband and fellow founder Jim Murray commented: “The Odd Ball has been a great success and exceeded all expectations. We have to thank all those that came, dressed up and helped us to raise an incredible amount.”

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