Earlier this month Zouk supported the Key103 and Cash for Kids Time to Shine Awards. The event took place on Friday 9th October at the prestigious Gorton Monastry between 7pm-10:30pm.
The inaugural event was held in order to celebrate all the fantastic community work that takes place across Greater Manchester. During the evening 16 awards were given out celebrating individuals, companies and other groups of people who have gone above and beyond to make a real difference in their community.
Hosted by a range of Key103 presenters, including Mike Toolan, Chelsea Norris, Darren Proctor, and Debbie Mac, this brilliant event helped to raise thousands of pounds that can now help disadvantaged children in the local area.
Zouk provided serving staff and a range of cold canapés for the 200 guests at the start of the night, including Chicken Tikka Pate on Toast, Spicy Prawn Cakes with Saffron Mayo, Samosa Chaat with Tamarind and Raita, Paneer Tikka Skewers, and Mini Onion Bahjis and Mint Sauce.
The Time to Shine Awards were sponsored by local Manchester business, Bathroom Takeaway, who have been working hard to transform and modernise the bathrooms of young carers, in an attempt to make their family life easier.
Bathroom Takeaway also sponsored the Young Carer of the Year award, which was won by Kaci, who is 10 years old, and a carer for not only her mother, who has a degenerative cervical spine condition, but also for her younger brother who has autism, and her younger sister who has Asperger’s.
The Key103 Listener of the Year award went to Paul Atherton, in recognition of the £7,000 he has raised for Key103’s Cash for Kids, and the Fundraiser of the Year award went to Bryn Hughes. Bryn is the father of murdered police officer Nicola Hughes, and since her tragic death he has raised £300,000 to help make a different to the lives of children who have suffered a loss in their family.
In total the event raised more than £8,000 for Key103’s Cash for Kids, which will make a huge difference to hundreds of disadvantaged children across Greater Manchester. We were delighted to be part of such an important event and it was great to see so many people getting the recognition they deserved for all their continued hard work.