Ladies Who Lunch Event at Babbo Restaurant by The Edge Events

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On Thursday 5th July, World Privilege Plus supported and attended a Ladies Who Lunch event at the newly relaunched Babbo restaurant (formerly Saporito). PR and event company The Edge Events expertly organised the day, inviting 85 guests to the special lunchtime event – demand for tickets was so high it sold out fast and had to use a reserve list for hopeful guests.

Cuckoo Gin
Cuckoo Gin

Babbo, the friendly family run Italian restaurant is well known in the Prestwich area for its high quality and affordable Italian cuisine. The new restaurant has a modern stylish look, perfect for all occasions – for couples, groups of friends, business meetings, and any special occasions. The owners are always so friendly and welcoming.

Entertainment by Carlo Sax
Entertainment by Carlo Sax

Owners and sisters Olivia and Laura told The Edge Events:

“We wanted to showcase our £9.95 lunch menu and settings and what better way than to organise the style of event where ladies (and men) can enjoy a great lunch with entertainment thrown in – in the way of the amazing Carlo Sax who was such a hit getting everyone up and dancing. The atmosphere was electric. We supplied canapés and prosecco on arrival and ladies were treated to an exclusive goody bag sponsored by Kiehl’s. In addition Cuckoo Gin supplied welcome pink gins/cocktails. There was a raffle to donate towards the 22 Bees Project. We are delighted to say we raised £222 – we feel a great coincidence with it being 22 Bees Project.”

Some of the amazing food on offer at Babbo.
Some of the amazing food on offer at Babbo.

Some of the famous faces attending the event included  Zoe-Lea Dale (Miss Manchester 2017), Jemima Wright (Miss Tameside 2018) , Fatime Gashi (Winner Miss Manchester 2018), Emily Wright (Miss Tameside 2018 and Miss Cheshire 5th place), and Goldie Cheung from X Factor in a gorgeous bespoke yellow dress.

World Privilege Plus was delighted to donate one of the top raffle prizes worth £100.

Other supporters of the event included: Allumi, Ratnali Jewellery, Charlotte Rebecca Lutwyche Makeup Artist, Tropic Skincare, Birdhouse Salon, Rose and Lee Interiors, Cuckoo Gin, Kiehl’s.

 

Ratnali Jewellery, Kiehl's, Tropic Skincare, Birdhouse Salon.
Ratnali Jewellery, Kiehl’s, Tropic Skincare, Birdhouse Salon.

For more information about Babbo and to view menus and upcoming events please visit: http://babbo-restaurant.co.uk. You can also follow them on Facebook and Twitter.babbo

(All images by Didie Nturo @DN.IMAGERY)

 

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The Honeypot Children’s Charity – One Childhood, One Chance

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The Honeypot Children’s Charity supports children who you have probably never considered unless you have been one of them in your formative years. Children of primary school age who you will have seen doing the shopping, perhaps still in school uniform around your local store, you may have seen them several times doing that and not stopped to wonder where the parent is. You may have seen a child in the hospital waiting room sat next to an adult in school time but thought the appointment was for them, or a child looking tired, stern and scruffy collecting a prescription.

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These children experience what are known as ACES (acute childhood experiences) which are likely to lead to the child becoming an adult who is unable to function productively in society and often becomes dependent upon it. Poverty, lack of social skills, a poor education, bullying, early bereavement, neglect, abuse and maybe being around alcohol and drug dependent adults all take their toll on the child.

Early intervention can reduce the impact of ACES and so change the course of a child’s life in adulthood.

The Honeypot Children’s Charity, through its two respite holiday homes – one in the New Forest and one in Powys offer free breaks to child carers and vulnerable children referred to them throughout the year and continuing outreach support each and every year during their formative years. After assessment, and support with creating the respite break, the children are collected in the Honeypot minibus and taken to the holiday house, where they are cared for by Dreamweavers (play specialists) they are provided with everything they need to have a real break and to learn to play, laugh and have fun with their peers again. Through us, they receive a birthday party, a Christmas party and gift, support with their readingand overall wellbeing.

So this year, the house in Wales which takes children from the North West of England, Wales and the West Midlands is one year old and has taken over 200 children from all of these areas who are vulnerable and child carers. We are completely funded by donations and the goodwill of many individuals and corporates – and this honey2is what enables us to continue to do what we do – support these children and give them a chance of a childhood.There are many ways that Honeypot can be helped to care for these children, from one off donations to charity of the year, getting involved with a fundraising event such as the Santa Abseil off Helsby Rock 16th December, the Great Welsh and London Marathons, Snowdon Zip wire, Challenge the Lakes weekend in May 2018 and so on. Bumble days – coming to the house and supporting us for a day with tasks like tree planting and wildlife pond creation to corporate sponsorship, adding a small amount to a product you retail, volunteering, having your own event and spreading the word and so changing the lives of children that would otherwise have no childhood at all.

Donations to enable us to buy 200 Christmas gifts (£40 each) and provide parties for the children (£6 each)are now being taken, as are donations for having children to stay because to take another 12 children for a weekend respite break this Christmas costs us £3,350. Any further information do contact: Kim 01686 622773/07377802190 [email protected] www.honeypot.org.uk
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