Flying high with Genesis

Flying high with Genesis

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The Peppermints took to the glamorous backdrop of the Concorde Hangar at Manchester Airport this weekend, for the star-studded annual Genesis fundraising ball.

The Bond-themed ‘Skyball’ was a runaway success, with a host of guests, sensational entertainment and wonderful dining. Most importantly, it raised tens of thousands of pounds for this amazing charity.

Peppermint has worked with Genesis since the day we began, and we couldn’t be prouder to support such an admirable cause.  Events like Saturday’s Skyball give us the chance to open people’s eyes to the ground-breaking work the Genesis team does day in, day out – and to have a fabulous time while doing so.

It’s not every day that Kym Marsh descends from a Concorde, sparkling from head to toe while singing Skyfall to a roomful of enthralled guests. But this set the tone for the breathtaking evening, with her performance followed by a steady stream of dancers, singers and musicians.

Over 400 people enjoyed a wonderful night – and dug deep for Genesis, raising much-needed funds for the charity.

For me, the highlight of the evening was hearing from the inspirational Julie Brown, who, at just 35 years of age, is living with the harsh reality that her breast cancer is incurable. Her moving, yet at times laugh-out-loud funny, speech had the whole room in awe – before she was given a thunderous standing ovation.

Julie’s story served as the perfect reminder of all that Genesis aims to achieve: a world without breast cancer, where our children and grandchildren can grow up without encountering this horrendous disease.

We hope to see you at next year’s charity ball, but if the Genesis vision of the future has moved you (as it does me), don’t wait until then to put your hand in your pocket. Visit the Genesis website to learn more about their tireless work – and to find out how you can support them in their mission to make one in ten, none in ten.