CFM support local charity Pathways4all

The Show Must Go On rang out as guests arrived at The Marriott Hotel Gosforth for the Moulin Rouge-themed 7th Pathways4All Annual Ball, and what a night of first class entertainment awaited them. Guests were delighted to be joined by the charities patrons Denise Welch and Scarlett Moffatt and her family.

The evening opened with a top London Burlesque performance, followed by a medley of songs from the iconic movie and stunning dance troupe.

Guests still had more to come when a surprise acoustic set from Britain’s Got Talent Star Jamie-Lee Harrison left them stunned by his performance, before dancing the night away to The Anna Reay Band.

The evening raised more than £42,000 for the local charity which is led by a team of dedicated volunteers. The Tim Lamb Children’s Centre situated in the beautiful Rising Sun Country Park operates seven days a week supporting local families from across the North East, who have a child with additional needs or disabilities through leisure and play facilities.

Our children enjoy a vibrant centre which includes soft play, sensory rooms, amazing outdoor facilities and other zones offering IT, crafts and trampolines. The siblings benefit from outings and opportunities to meet other children who have a brother or sister with additional needs too, while the parents get respite, training and support from other parents.

Lynn McManus, the charity’s founder said “It’s wonderful when people come up to you on the night of the ball and say it is the best ball they have ever attended. We pride ourselves in the quality of our ball, as this is our main funding stream to run the amazing centre, which really is a lifeline to so many parents.”

She added “The amount of money raised from our wonderful guests is staggering and will support the running costs of our centre for a year.  I always say we are a very small local charity, doing very big things for our very special families from across the North East” To find out more visit


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