A host of stars including Tony Hadley, Shane Richie and Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen came together on Saturday 29th September to show their support for the Shooting Star’s Got Talent Ball, in aid of Shooting Star Chase – a leading children’s hospice charity supporting babies, children and young people living with life-limiting conditions across London and Surrey.

Photograph Credit: Andy Newbold/SSC

The event, which took place at The Dorchester, was hosted by Shane Richie and supported by Syco Entertainment, home to the charity’s Vice President Simon Cowell. The evening included the very best of Britain’s Got Talent 2018 with entertainment from this year’s fantastic finalists: swinging singing duo The Ratpackers, hilarious comedy magician Mandy Muden, phenomenal opera singer and Amanda Holden’s Golden Buzzer Gruffydd Wyn, as well as incredible winner Lost Voice Guy, the first comedian to ever win Britain’s Got Talent. As well as surprise guest Stavros Flatley.

Surprise guests Stavros Flatley. Photograph Credit: Andy Newbold/SSC

300 guests enjoyed a great British feast created by executive chef, Henri Brosi, before taking part in a money-can’t-buy auction which included Simon Cowell’s personal Jaguar XJS Convertible, which he very generously donated, as well as the opportunity to see Tony Hadley, Vice President of the charity, perform at his sell-out concert at the London Palladium plus backstage passes.

Surprise guests Stavros Flatley. Photograph Credit: Andy Newbold/SSC

Guests also enjoyed a special goody bag from Lidl whose Managing Director joined in the fun on the night.

Vice President of Shooting Star Chase Tony Hadley. Photograph Credit Andy Newbold
Tony Hadley, Vice President of Shooting Star Chase, told Charity Today:

“I’m proud to be a Vice-President of Shooting Star Chase and as ever thrilled to be here at the Ball.  It’s always a great night and it’s vital that we continue to raise as much money as we can to support the families cared for by the charity. I am honoured to be able to help in any way I can.”

Shane Richie and Karen Sugarman – Director of Fundraising Development. Photograph Credit: Andy Newbold/SSC
Karen Sugarman, Director of Fundraising Development at Shooting Star Chase, said:

“The Shooting Star’s Got Talent Ball has been the most fantastic evening and we are so grateful to our friends at Syco Entertainment for their fantastic support and to our incredible VP’s, Patrons and celebrity guests. Shane Richie was a superb host and is such a great support to our charity. We are thrilled and overwhelmed by the generosity from each and every one of our guests – their support will make a huge difference to the lives of the children and families we provide vital care to at our hospices.”