Well, what a sensational evening we all had! A truly wonderful night to remember, not just for the audience, but for the artists, Ricky Lavazza, Nikki Rae and Jordana and for the hotel management and staff.
We were overwhelmed with the number of people who came to support us once again. The first half of the show began with a superb Michael Buble tribute by Ricky Lavazza, followed by a wonderful Adele tribute from Nikki Rae.
Ricky then beautifully sang “You Raise Me Up” to a video showing the story of Tomas’ progress, from where he began to where he is now, giving thanks to all who have supported us over the past 8 years.
To complete the first half, we screened a good luck video message from Samia Ghadie, who plays Maria Connor in Coronation Street and recently starred in Dancing On Ice. Samia is the patron of the Tomas Leighton Care Charity.
Samia also sent along two signed t-shirts, with photos of her signing them, to help raised some money via an auction.
The second half of the show started with the fabulous Jordana as Amy Winehouse, followed by Ricky as Robbie Williams and ran into a fantastic finale with all three artists singing ‘Angels’.
Our sincere gratitude goes to a long list of people who made their own special contribution to making the event such a sensational success:
Huge thanks go to the wonderful Ricky Lavazza, Nikki Rae and Jordana who gave there expert and totally entertaining performances free of charge, all the local businesses who donated prizes and raised funds from tickets for the raffle, the media who publicised the event free of charge, local town hall councillors also came along to support the show and take video footage and photos of the event, the management and staff of the Sunset Beach Hotel, who provided the venue and the show production staff for free, Samia Ghadie for taking time out of her hectic filming schedule to send her personal video message and personalised signed t-shirts for the auction and, last but by no means least, all who attended the event to show support and raise funds to help Tomas.
The total figure raised from the event, including the ticket sales, the raffle and the auction was amazing 5,221 euros!!!
These funds will go a long way to funding the weekly treatments and therapies for Tomas for 2013.
The director Mark Wardell was delighted with the show, as well as the Entertainments Manager Rocio. She said it was one of the best shows she has seen at the Sunset Beach Hotel.
All the comments received so far about the night have been extremely positive and everybody thoroughly enjoyed the whole evening.
This was the TV interview with Mijas TV and Karen interviewing Jon,Nikki and Jordana without Ricky. Tomas was also there, where was Ricky, watch and listen …….
Below is the video about Tomas’ progress and giving thanks to all supporters which was shown on the night.
(This video applies to everyone in the UK, Spain and elsewhere who support Tomas, regardless of whether they were able to attend this particular event or not).
Thank you all for helping us to ensure that Tomas continues to progress year on year.
Below is the personal good luck video sent by Samia Ghadie to everybody on the night, together with the photo of Samia signing the t-shirts for the auction.